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A decentralized village energy system based on wood gasifiers

Ravindranath, NH and Prasad, Dutta HL and Mukunda, HS (1990) A decentralized village energy system based on wood gasifiers. In: Proceedings of the 1st World Renewable Energy Congress Energy and the Environment. Into the 1990s, 23-28 Sept. 1990, Reading, UK, pp. 1872-1876.

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A field experiment on electricity generation at decentralized level based on a 3.7 kW woodgas system is conducted in Hosahalli, a nonelectrified village in South India. All the 43 houses are provided with two lighting points along with eight street lights. Energy forest has been raised to supply an annual wood fuel requirement of 5.1 t and about 1 Ha of forest is found to be adequate for a sustainable supply. The village community has accepted this decentralized self-reliant system. The field experiment demonstrates the technical feasibility of the decentralized woodgas based system.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: Pergamon
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Pergamon.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Centre for Sustainable Technologies (formerly ASTRA)
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2008
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2012 05:51
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/11375

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