Innovative Approaches to Energy Provision in Off-Grid Rural Communities—A Case of Botswana

Authors: Clever Ketlogetswe, Jerekias Gandure

Although renewable energy technologies applications to rural communities to improve energy access have been embraced in numerous parts of the world, sustainability of these systems is increasingly becoming critical as far as realization of long term benefits is concerned. The current manuscript proposes approaches deemed to provide appropriate match between technology and users in a select of Botswana’s rural communities. The methodology includes a participatory and inclusive approach in which the local community is engaged in the generation of their own energy. Available information indicates that available feedstock in selected communities is sufficient to generate and provide sustainable energy supply for the community.


Journal: Journal of Sustainable Bioenergy Systems

DOI: jsbs.2018.83006 (PDF)
Paper Id: 87513 (metadata)

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