DC Nano-grids: a low cost PV based solution for livelihood enhancement in rural Bangladesh

Author(s): Khan, M. Rezwan and Brown, Edward D. 

Publication date: 10th-12th April 2014

Publication type: Conference proceedings

Journal: Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin (conference paper)


A concept paper, along with cost estimations, is presented proposing the development of very small sized solar PV grids, which we have termed nano-grids. These grids allow the incorporation of developmental activities such as irrigation, along with household usage of electricity. It is argued that the developmental activity should be chosen in such a way that it matches with the seasonal variation in insolation and load demand to keep the energy cost to a minimum.


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