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DIFFERENT MODELS USED IN AFRICA AND ASIA FOR OFF GRID ELECTRIFICATION AND THE CHALLENGES FACED



Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EQ-V2-N3-219-224

Volume

Volume 2 (2017), Issue 3

Pages

5

Page Range

219 - 224

Author(s)

LALITHA MAHALINGAM & JAIDEEP PRABHU

Abstract

This paper explores the different models used for rural electrification in developing countries. The unsuccessful projects and their causes of failure are analysed and some components of successful projects are also outlined. The analysis proves that there is more to just the technology aspect of the deployment and the socio economic and political factors play a major role in determining success of the programs. The two most successful models for the large scale dissemination of solar systems are this fee-for-service model and the micro-credit scheme.

Keywords

fee for service, micro credit schemes, off grid electrification models, rural electrification