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Pilot Solar-PV Rural Electrification Scheme for Isalu Community in Ota Nigeria

John, Temitope M. and Orovwode, H. E. and Wara, S.T. (2017) Pilot Solar-PV Rural Electrification Scheme for Isalu Community in Ota Nigeria. In: 11th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference, March 2017, Dusseldorf, Germany.

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This paper discusses an overview and field experience of a pilot rural electrification project which took place at Isalu Community, Ota, Nigeria. This community is energy insufficient and rely mainly on self-generated power from mini – petrol engine and medium – diesel powered generators. They are not connected to the National grid and this may not happen in two decades from now. The first stage of the pilot project involved accessing the feasibility of the project and performing a load audit. This community wide initiative saw to the phasing out of kerosene lanterns, incandescent light bulbs and other fossil based energy sources. The community was enlightened about the different alternative (renewable) sources available to them. Furthermore, the community was introduced to different solar products that outperformed the currently exploited energy sources economically and environmentally. A well accepted flexible payment plan was developed for the community. Ninety - nine percent solar electrification was achieved

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2018 12:31
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2018 12:31

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