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Energy technologies for community use

Wind Pumping

This document examines the principles of wind energy conversion and looks at the types and characteristics of rotors

Solar energy technologies

Solar Energy: A Reference Guide for Users

A manual organised as a reference guide for those who would like to know more about solar energy, the uses and implementation.

Solar Photovoltaic Energy

Solar photovoltaic energy and a brief description regarding the technology that converst sunlight directly into electricity.

Solar Photovoltaic Refrigeration of Vaccines

Solar photovolatic power for refrigerators has great potential for lower running costs, greater reliability and a longer working life.

Solar Cooking and Health

Ideas on what solar cooking is about, its capabilities, health issues as well as its limitations.

Solar Photovoltaic Waterpumping

Understand the advantages and disadvantages of solar photovoltaic water pumping are outlined in this document including real world application.

Batteries

An Introduction to battery types and their use.

Cooking technologies

Biomass as a Solid Fuel

Solid biomass includes wood, sawdust, and crop waste which can be used directly or processed into briquettes and charcoal.

Solar Cooking and Health

Ideas on what solar cooking is about, its capabilities, health issues as well as its limitations.

Stoves for Institutional Kitchens

Institutional stoves are used where larger amounts of food need to be cooked. Typical examples are schools, hospitals, prisons and refugee camps.

Electricity generation

Diesel Engines

In many countries diesel engines play a very important role in providing power and electricity for remote locations.

Diesel Engine Repair & Maintenance

This printable booklet explains diesel engines and basic repair and maintenance in light of the most commonly-faced problems.

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