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Expanding Energy Access in Developing Countries

ISBN: 9781853397042
Expanding Energy Access in Developing Countries surveys the variety of mechanical power applications and options available, and argues that they should be given more consideration by policy makers and practitioners responsible for improving energy access for poor communities worldwide.
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  • Synopsis
    For centuries, water pumping, food processing, and manufacturing , amongst other productive uses, have been enhanced by the application of mechanical power. Recent technological advances in mechanical power have further enhanced productivity and reduced the drudgery of human labour associated with these tasks. However, in spite of the undoubted importance of mechanical power in meeting every day energy needs at a local level, it is generally under-appreciated to the point that there is an almost complete lack of official data and documentation of its role. Expanding Energy Access in Developing Countries surveys the variety of mechanical power applications and options available, and argues that they should be given more consideration by policy makers and practitioners responsible for improving energy access for poor communities worldwide. This publication will be of interest to anyone seeking an overview of mechanical power and its use in pro-poor development work and should be required reading for programme planners at national and local level.
  • Table of Contents
    Prelims (Praise for the Book, About UNDP, About Practical Action Consulting, Contents, Figures, Tables, Acknowledgements, Foreword by Veerle Vandeweerd & Greg Beeton, Summary)
    1. Expanding Energy Access in Developing Countries
  • Endorsements
    ‘It is an excellent report... The case studies have been chosen well to represent the geographic areas as well as range of applications of mechanical energy, and range of models used for implementing the projects. The case studies have also been documented very well. The glossary of mechanical energy devices also appears to be exhaustive and it will be a useful tool for subsequent work in this area.’ Priyadarshini Karve, Appropriate Rural Technology Institute, India.
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    Number of Pages 44
    Format Paperback / softback