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dc.creatorDa Silva, Izael Pereira
dc.creatorWassler, Steffen
dc.date04/22/2013
dc.dateMon, 22 Apr 2013
dc.dateTue, 23 Apr 2013 10:47:55
dc.dateTue, 23 Apr 2013 10:47:55
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-18T11:28:52Z
dc.date.available2015-03-18T11:28:52Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11071/3473
dc.descriptionDescribing the process used and how to sustain the laboratory after implementation.
dc.descriptionPenetration of decentralized power supply for households and commercial enterprises is low in Sub-Sahara Africa. Solar Home Systems (SHS), despite their widespread use in other continents have failed to attain much success in Africa. One of the reasons is the high rate of failure of existing implementations. Data shows earlier failure rates of 50 [1]. This is largely attributed to poor quality of products used, inefficient installation, mismanagement and lack of maintenance. To address this problem, the Centre for Research in Energy and Energy Conservation (CREEC) has set up a Solar PV test laboratory in Uganda. This paper describes the process used and how to sustain the laboratory after implementation. The lab is intended to provide a forum for training, research and consultancy under CREEC. It is intended as a tool to implement the triple helix and clusters procedure in the PV industry. This paper offers detail covering the current situation of the energy sector in Uganda and how the lab helps capacity building in the University to support the upcoming demand.
dc.description.abstractPenetration of decentralized power supply for households and commercial enterprises is low in Sub-Sahara Africa. Solar Home Systems (SHS), despite their widespread use in other continents have failed to attain much success in Africa. One of the reasons is the high rate of failure of existing implementations. Data shows earlier failure rates of 50 [1]. This is largely attributed to poor quality of products used, inefficient installation, mismanagement and lack of maintenance. To address this problem, the Centre for Research in Energy and Energy Conservation (CREEC) has set up a Solar PV test laboratory in Uganda. This paper describes the process used and how to sustain the laboratory after implementation. The lab is intended to provide a forum for training, research and consultancy under CREEC. It is intended as a tool to implement the triple helix and clusters procedure in the PV industry. This paper offers detail covering the current situation of the energy sector in Uganda and how the lab helps capacity building in the University to support the upcoming demand.
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dc.subjectSolar Home System
dc.subjectRenewable Energy
dc.subjectPV training
dc.subjectClusters
dc.subjectRural Development
dc.subjectPV market.
dc.titleImplementation of a solar test laboratory in sub-Sahara Africa
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