PV-Hybrid Off-Grid and Mini-Grid Systems for Rural Electrification in Sub-Saharan Africa

Authors: Jordy Charly Isidore Rabetanetiarimanana, Mamy Harimisa Radanielina,
Hery Tiana Rakotondramiarana

ABSTRACT
Rural electrification remains a great challenge for Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) as access to electricity is a prerequisite to accelerate its development. The present paper reviews the measures adopted to promote access to electricity in rural and remote areas of SSA. The main barriers to rural electrification in these developing countries are presented before showing technologies used for the aforementioned purpose. Then, adopted methods for enhancing the use of renewable energy in SSA are shown. Moreover, the policy adopted by decision makers and project planners are also highlighted. In addition, the optimal solutions proposed by researchers are given such as the cost-effective off-grid system type that might be a viable alternative to diesel power generation.

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Journal: Smart Grid and Renewable Energy
DOI: sgre.2018.910011

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Paper Id: 87888 (metadata)

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