Electrification of Rural Communities Analytical Essay by Nicky

Electrification of Rural Communities
Analysis of the growing, global need for energy, focusing on alternatives to central electrification.
# 128330 | 1,385 words | 15 sources | APA | 2010 | US

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This paper focuses on meeting energy demands, noting that in the year 2000, 45% of worldwide energy was consumed by developing countries, leading to the reasonable conclusion that these demands will increase rapidly. The paper asserts that meeting these demands in a sustainable fashion is one of the greatest challenges facing global society, and requires reduction in consumption of non-renewable sources and increased use of renewable energy. The paper acknowledges that industrialized nations are used to thinking about electricity as arising from a centralized system; however, the new model means that citizens must get used to the concept of electricity coming from smaller systems, such as community-wide systems, or systems that power individual homes. The paper concludes that, although the most prominent hindrances to this continued development are financial concerns and the ability of individuals to afford the systems, many of the barriers that existed in the past are now removed and there is a number of successful working renewable energy projects in remote portions of the globe.

Energy from the Desert
Asian Development Projects
Rethinking Paradigms

From the Paper:

"Another initiative that helps to partially finance PV water pumps for livestock ranches has been operating since 2001 (Beltran-Morales, Cohen, & Troyo-Dieguez et al, 2007). Various problems have arisen with the program including technical difficulties. Problems with controllers, inverters, pump motors, and matching of components has presented major obstacles to the program. Currently, more than five million Mexicans do not have access to the grid due to problems of distance and the small consumption level. However, before solutions can be found, problems with these technical issues must be resolved (Beltran-Morales, Cohen, & Troyo-Dieguez et al, 2007)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Asmus, P/ (2008). Exploring New Models of Solar Energy Development. The Electricity Journal. 21 (3): 61-70.
  • Beltran-Morales, L., Cohen, D., Troyo-Dieguez, E., Polanco, G., & Unda, V. (2007). Water Security in Rural Areas through Solar Energy in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Proceedings of World Academy of Science, Engineering, and Technology. July 2007. 22: 580-583
  • Chen, B., Zhuang, Z., Chen, X., & Jia, X. (2007). Field survey on indoor thermal environment of rural residences with couples Chinese kang and passive solar collecting wall heating in Northeast China. Solar Energy. 81 (5): 781-790.
  • Chiediezie, C. & Igwiro, E. (2008). Urban and rural Electrification: Enhancing the Energy Sectors in Nirgeria Using Photovoltaic Technology. African Journal of Science and Technology. 9(1): 102-108. Retrieved October 30, 2008 from http://www.ansti.org/volume/v9n1/Chineke-paper.PDF
  • Desert Energy Project (2007). The Desert Energy Project. Retrieved October 30, 2008 from http://www.desertenergyproject.net/

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