New paper: Understanding the Present and the Future Electricity Needs for Off-Grid Rural Electrification

At the Domestic Use of Energy Conference conference in Cape Town we presented two papers on Energy in Low-Resource Settings. One ¬†about how Solar Home Systems (SHSs) can fulfil the basic energy needs of the globally unelectrified population. With costs as one of the biggest barriers for SHS uptake, optimizing the system size with energy needs is crucial. Where most solutions focus only on the present needs, our work also addresses the future energy needs. The appliances attached to SHS in the future will be more diverse in power consumption and usage duration, resulting in a wide variety of energy consumption and high power peaks, causing fast and deep battery discharges. This and more in our paper…..¬† or at the IEEE Xplore Digital Library