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Renewable Energies for Arid and Semi-Arid Communities

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.0. Introduction

2.0. Decentralized Energy Systems

2.1. Benefits of Decentralised Energy

2.2. Rural Electrification

3.0. Mini-grids and Rural Electrification

3.1. Technical Solutions to Rural Electrification

3.2. Mini-grids versus other Rural Electrification Approaches

3.3. Benefits of Mini-grids

4.0. Solar PV in Arid and Semi-Arid Areas

5.0. Solar Cookers in Kenyan Pastoral Communities

6.0. Portable Solar Power for Nomadic Herder

6.1. Solution

6.2. Results

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