A literature-based study of the barriers to and advantages of small-scale manufacture of charge controllers and lamps for PV systems in developing countries Bruce, Anna Gabrielle en_US Watt, Muriel Emmeline en_US 2021-11-25T13:36:12Z 2021-11-25T13:36:12Z 2008 en_US
dc.description.abstract Low quality charge controllers and lamps are common sources of failure in solar home systems in developing countries. It is often assumed that components manufactured at a small scale in developing countries are of lower quality than imported ones. On the other hand, a number of authors have suggested that small-scale, local manufacture has the potential to improve the installation, maintenance and use of PV technology. This paper aims to identify the extent to which these different claims are warranted by documented experiences and to provide a summary of barriers to and advantages of small scale manufacture of balance of system (BOS) electronics for small PV systems in developing countries. The PV literature has been reviewed for any accounts of small-scale manufacture of PV system components in developing countries. The review was further informed by case studies, site inspections and personal communications undertaken by the author, as described in (Bruce 2007). The implications of local manufacture for the successful commercialisation of the technology, and the implications of both project-based and cash-based implementation models for the success of local manufacture have been examined. The results of the literature review are presented in this paper. en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher International Solar Energy Society and Australian New Zealand Solar Energy Society en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other Developing countries. en_US
dc.subject.other Photovoltaics. en_US
dc.subject.other Small-scale manufacture. en_US
dc.title A literature-based study of the barriers to and advantages of small-scale manufacture of charge controllers and lamps for PV systems in developing countries en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en
dcterms.accessRights open access
dspace.entity.type Publication en_US
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unsw.relation.faculty Engineering
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceLocation Sydney, Australia en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceName ISES-AP - 3rd International Solar Energy Society Conference – Asia Pacific Region (ISES-AP-08) en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceProceedingsTitle ISES - AP 2008 Conference Proceedings en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceYear 2008 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Bruce, Anna Gabrielle, Photovoltaics & Renewable Energy Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Watt, Muriel Emmeline, Centre for Energy & Environmental Markets, Faculty of Engineering, UNSW en_US School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering *
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