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Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm (KTH) 2015

Need assessment of electricity in Namibia : Prerequisites for implementation of a small scale wind turbine

Koskela, Martin ; Uman, Emil

Titre : Need assessment of electricity in Namibia : Prerequisites for implementation of a small scale wind turbine

Auteur : Koskela, Martin ; Uman, Emil

Université de soutenance : Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm (KTH)

Grade : Master of Science (MS) 2015

Résumé
Namibia is one of the most sparsely populated countries with a total area of 825 600 km2. There are still many residents in the country without access to electricity, and with the present rapid technological development the need for electricity is increasing constantly. However, the expansion of the electricity grid is slow and costly, resulting in that many cannot afford to be connected and therefore a clear need for small scale electricity production has been identified. For this reason it was chosen to investigate this need closer and examine how a small-scale vertical axis wind turbine designed by InnovEd would meet the demand ; also to identify suitable sites as well as purchase and maintenance schemes to promote wind turbines or other similar off-grid renewable energy solutions in rural Namibia. Additionally, an identification of possible variations and sensitivity of wind turbine performance and guidance and recommendation for future work were desired. In this study it was chosen to follow a grounded theory where the qualitative data was collected through interviews and general observations during a field trip in northern Namibia. The data were collected for two months in collaboration with the Creative Entrepreneurs Solutions.

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