Solar villages for sustainable development and reduction of poverty

DHARMADASA, I, GUNARATNE, L., WEERASINGHE, A.R. and DEHERAGODA, K. (2015). Solar villages for sustainable development and reduction of poverty. [No Publisher]. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    "Solar Village" project has been designed to use clean energy technologies to empower rural communities to accelerate their social development and poverty reduction. This project started with a Higher Education (HE) - Link programme funded by the DFID (Department For International Development - UK), managed by the British Council and co-ordinated by the main author. The HE-Link continued in the 1990s and the solar village was piloted in September 2008 in Sri Lanka, and monitored for four years and now moving to the replication phase. This poster presents the concepts behind the project, activities taking place in the pilot village, its impacts and advantages for the whole society and current replication plans. This project can be modified to suit any community according to their social requirements, geography and the climate.

    Item Type: Other
    Additional Information: This poster has been displayed in many internal and external meetings and conferences, and closely related to the authors research on Solar Energy conversion.
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Thin Films Research Centre > Electronic Materials and Sensors Research Group
    Depositing User: Jill Hazard
    Date Deposited: 05 May 2015 15:18
    Last Modified: 21 Jul 2018 21:05
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9783

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