Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
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Loughborough University

Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST)

RE for Development

PV Mini Grid, Malaysia. – © M. Mahmud

Micro-grids

Small scale non-centralised electricity grids using renewable energy can provide electricity services to communities without access to mains electricity. Working in Kenya and Bangladesh this research examines technical, economic and social issues in implementing small scale (1-3kW) photovoltaic systems and ensuring their sustainability. Furthermore, research is ongoing into the operation and performance of PV school systems in Malaysia.