A review of appropriate energy technologies for household use in underdeveloped areas in South Africa

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Eberhard, Anton en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Law, Stephen Mark en_ZA
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dc.date.issued 1991 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Law, S. 1991. A review of appropriate energy technologies for household use in underdeveloped areas in South Africa. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21801
dc.description.abstract The development of technologies and structures providing energy for household use in South Africa have for many years been dominated by the needs of "white" households. While these needs have been comprehensively met through cheap and efficient energy supplies, the needs of those in the "homelands" and townships have effectively been ignored. Thus, for roughly two-thirds of the population in South Africa, the struggle to meet basic energy needs for cooking, water heating, space heating and lighting is time consuming and expensive. The planning of a national energy strategy for the future can no longer overlook the energy needs of underdeveloped areas. While the immense task of building institutions and techniques for providing all with adequate and affordable energy supplies will require substantial technical intervention and a large amount of capital, ignoring these problems will incur even greater political, social and environmental costs. Interest in the field of energy for underdeveloped areas has been increasing in recent years, and has led to research on various appropriate energy technologies and the highlighting of energy problems in various locations. However, there has been no overview of experience to date, nor any comparative assessment of these technologies and their potential role in an energy supply strategy. By drawing together the body of research into one publication, this thesis hopes to provide an overview, to allow different energy technologies and supply options to be assessed and compared, and to provide a starting point for debate on suitable energy strategies for underdeveloped areas. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Appropriate technology - South Africa en_ZA
dc.subject.other Power resources - South Africa en_ZA
dc.subject.other Dwellings - South Africa - Power supply en_ZA
dc.subject.other Energy Research en_ZA
dc.title A review of appropriate energy technologies for household use in underdeveloped areas in South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
dc.publisher.department Energy Research Centre en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSc (Eng) en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Law, S. M. (1991). <i>A review of appropriate energy technologies for household use in underdeveloped areas in South Africa</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Energy Research Centre. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21801 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Law, Stephen Mark. <i>"A review of appropriate energy technologies for household use in underdeveloped areas in South Africa."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Energy Research Centre, 1991. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21801 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Law SM. A review of appropriate energy technologies for household use in underdeveloped areas in South Africa. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Energy Research Centre, 1991 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21801 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Law, Stephen Mark AB - The development of technologies and structures providing energy for household use in South Africa have for many years been dominated by the needs of "white" households. While these needs have been comprehensively met through cheap and efficient energy supplies, the needs of those in the "homelands" and townships have effectively been ignored. Thus, for roughly two-thirds of the population in South Africa, the struggle to meet basic energy needs for cooking, water heating, space heating and lighting is time consuming and expensive. The planning of a national energy strategy for the future can no longer overlook the energy needs of underdeveloped areas. While the immense task of building institutions and techniques for providing all with adequate and affordable energy supplies will require substantial technical intervention and a large amount of capital, ignoring these problems will incur even greater political, social and environmental costs. Interest in the field of energy for underdeveloped areas has been increasing in recent years, and has led to research on various appropriate energy technologies and the highlighting of energy problems in various locations. However, there has been no overview of experience to date, nor any comparative assessment of these technologies and their potential role in an energy supply strategy. By drawing together the body of research into one publication, this thesis hopes to provide an overview, to allow different energy technologies and supply options to be assessed and compared, and to provide a starting point for debate on suitable energy strategies for underdeveloped areas. DA - 1991 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1991 T1 - A review of appropriate energy technologies for household use in underdeveloped areas in South Africa TI - A review of appropriate energy technologies for household use in underdeveloped areas in South Africa UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21801 ER - en_ZA


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