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Sustainable Solar Energy Storage for Rural Africa / Ian, Mabbett

Pages: 177 - 186

Swansea University Author: Ian, Mabbett

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DOI (Published version): 10.18690/978-961-286-052-3.18

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Photovoltaics, notably silicon PV, are becoming increasingly important in providing localised energy for rural communities in Africa. Although viewed as ‘green’, these technologies have environmental impacts associated with their production, use, and disposal, and full lifecycle optimisation for the...

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Published: 2017
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa44418
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Abstract: Photovoltaics, notably silicon PV, are becoming increasingly important in providing localised energy for rural communities in Africa. Although viewed as ‘green’, these technologies have environmental impacts associated with their production, use, and disposal, and full lifecycle optimisation for the circular economy is necessary to make every aspect of these technologies truly sustainable. One of the key questions when considering installation of solar energy systems is what is the best energy storage technology to use. Here we discuss various battery technologies in terms of their suitability for circular economy and functionality for small-scale domestic installation in South Africa.
College: College of Science
Start Page: 177
End Page: 186