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Rural electrification initiatives in Fiji: a case study of solar home systems

Nand, Ravinesh and Raturi, Atul K. (2015) Rural electrification initiatives in Fiji: a case study of solar home systems. [Conference Proceedings]

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    Abstract

    Fiji is continuously striving towards providing its entire population with access to modern forms of energy, especially access to electricity. In 2007, 89% of the population had access to electricity, which comprising 82% of rural and 96% of urban dwellers. Although access to electricity in rural areas is significantly lower compared with urban areas but still represents a marked improvement from 69 % in 2003. The current (2014) estimates of overall national electrification rate are 92- 95% .The progress in rural electrification can mainly be attributed to a number of on-going initiatives including main grid extensions, solar home systems, diesel mini-grids and pico-hydro schemes but the solar home systems (SHS) program is the most popular and preferred option in remote rural and maritime regions. This paper describes.

    Item Type: Conference Proceedings
    Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
    Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Engineering and Physics
    Depositing User: Atul Raturi
    Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2017 16:30
    Last Modified: 14 Mar 2017 16:30
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/8681
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