Analysis of off-grid electricity system at Isle of Eigg (Scotland): Lessons for developing countries

Date

2015-09

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Elsevier

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Article

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Yes

Abstract

This paper analyses the off-grid electricity system in Isle of Eigg and compares its system design with an optimal design obtained through HOMER simulation tool. It then analyses whether such a system can be used in developing countries. It suggests that while a 24/7 as is used in Isle of Eigg is technically possible to develop and deploy in a developing country, the funding of such an investment to ensure low cost of electricity supply remains a challenge.

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This article is available via Open Access on the publisher's website. CC licence: CC-BY

Keywords

off-grid, Isle of Eigg, developing countries

Citation

Chmiel, Z. and Bhattacharyya, S.C. (2015) Analysis of off-grid electricity system at Isle of Eigg (Scotland): Lessons for developing countries. Renewable Energy, 81, pp. 578-588.

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Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD)