G. Zubi, R. Dufo-López, G. Pasaoglu, N. Pardo-Garcia:
"Concept development and techno-economic assessment for a solar home system using lithium-ion battery for developing regions to provide electricity for lighting and electronic devices";
Energy Conversion and Management, Volume 122 (2016), S. 439 - 448.

Around 18% of the worldīs population still donīt have access to electricity, most of them living in rural
areas in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa. Kerosene lamps are widely used for lighting
in these regions, but imply a big number of disadvantages including low light quality, reduced indoor air
quality and safety concerns. Furthermore, the consumption of kerosene for lighting is very energy
inefficient and implies a relatively high cost for the added value it provides, while its price volatility is
a major concern for dependant developing regions. Global carbon dioxide emissions from kerosene lamps
exceed 200 mega tons annually. A solar home system using light emitting diode lamps provides an
effective solution for this problem. This paper elaborates such a solar home system while focusing on
overcoming implementation barriers including lack of technical support and affordability. An evolutionary
techno-economic assessment, considering the time period 2015-2030, is provided for the proposed
system. This emphasizes not only the existing but also the increasing advantage of solar home systems
over kerosene lamps.

Solar home system, LED lamps, Developing regions, Techno-economic assessment, iHOGA modeling

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