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Monitoring and evaluation of solar home systems : experiences with applications of solar PV for households in developing countries
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ECN Solar Energy 1-9-1999
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-C--00-089 ECN publication
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Solar energy is a promising solution to meet demand for electricityservices of rural households in remote locations in developing countries. After some early successes, more and more doubts have arisen about the effectiveness and suitability of small PV systems for rural development. Many organisational, financial and technical problems appear difficult to tackle. A literature survey has been conducted to make an inventory of experiences with solar photovoltaic applications for households in developing countries. The major conclusion from the extensive literature research performed during this study is that there is not enough information available about the performance of solar home systems and projects. This slows down further development and successful dissemination. refs

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