Suite of off-grid options in South Asia
This chapter provides a review of alternative off-grid electrification options in South Asia. It covers four elements: the technical dimension, business models, regulatory governance and sustainability dimension of off-grid solutions. It concludes that in order to go beyond lighting applications, more careful consideration and investigation is required for electricity supply using local distribution networks (or mini-grids), particularly using hybrid technological options.
Citation : Bhattacharyya, S.C., Palit, D. and Kishore, V.V.N. (2014), Suite of off-grid options in South Asia. In: Bhattacharyya,S.C. and Palit, D. (Eds.), Mini-grids for rural electrification of developing countries: Analysis and case studies from South Asia, London: Springer.
Research Group : Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development
Research Institute : Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD)
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