An energy resource assessment of non-grid electrification to deliver Information and Communication Technology in rural schools: A case study of Zabasa Secondary School in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.

The following is an abstract from a working paper by Jessica Thorn, a PhD student at the
University of Oxford

“This paper assesses the application of three renewable energy resources, photovoltaic solar power, anaerobic biogas digestion and wind, for the non-grid electrification of a rural school in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. The power generated would provide electricity for a mobile computer lab – thereby creating the enabling environment for enhanced education and skills development of scholars and the broader community. It aims to address the broader policy question in energy and development of how to provide non-grid electrification to rural schools in developing countries so as to promote environmental integrity and support sustainable livelihoods.”

The full working paper is contained in the following PDF:
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