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Mersha wants to know about the diesel engine that is used in off-grid areas?

by Ahana Shrestha | Practical Action | 2017-04-20 02:59:55 -0500 | related country: Ethiopia

Question from Mersha Bemnet Wondimagegnehu:

I am a lecturer at Addis Ababa Science and Technology University. Currently I am working on solar powered flour mill to alleviate small scale women farmers in off-grid area. I want technical help on the rating of the smallest diesel engine that is usually used in off-grid areas. I also want to hear about your experience if you have any thing similar in Eastern Africa.

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by stevemacfarlane481@yahoo.co.uk | EngineerAid | 2017-05-03 07:09:55 -0500

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Hello Mersha,

Although I have no experience working in the Power industry and certainly none in the Solar/Diesel industry. I did find the following article very useful. It is an Australian document, but I would imagine that many of the issues you face would be similar to these faced in Australia.

My experience is as an Electrical Engineer in healthcare, but I am happy to help by in any way I can.

The link is here:http://acep.uaf.edu/media/87693/SolarDieselGridHandbook.pdf

Regards Stephen

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by johanna hartmann | 2017-04-28 09:57:22 -0500

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Dear Mersha, please find some information about mills in the following energypedia article: https://energypedia.info/wiki/Grain_Mill It also includes some challenges faced in Senegal. Furthermore, this article about PV-diesel hybrid systems might be interesting for you (including experiences from Senegal and Kenya): https://energypedia.info/wiki/PV-Dies...

Please feel free to contribute your experiences to energypedia as well, for others to be able to learn from your challenges. Best regards, Johanna @energypedia

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