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Abstract

THIS REPORT PRESENTS THE CURRENT STATE OF RESEARCH INTO THE ELECTRIFICATION OF RURAL AREAS BY MEANS OF PHOTOVOLTAIC GENERATORS. BY STANDARDISING INSTALLATIONS ACCORDING TO THEIR LEVELS OF POWER, THIS PROGRAMME HAS ALLOWED THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A POLICY OF QUALITY CONTROL OVER THE COMPONENTS AND THE ASSESSMENT ON A MEANINGFUL SCALE OF PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS. THE MODULES, BATTERIES AND UNDULATORS HAVE BEEN CHOSEN FOR ALL THE GENERATORS SO AS TO STANDARDISE THEM AND LOWER THEIR COST. TWO UNDULATORS HAVE BEEN SPECIALLY DEVELOPED THROUGH THIS PROGRAMME WHICH ACHIEVE A GOOD RETURN, A SINE WAVE AND REDUCED ENERGY LOSS. MORE PARTICULARLY, THE REPORT DESCRIBES EXAMPLES OF FORTY HOUSES IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE ELECTRIFIED AS PART OF THE PROGRAMME, AND DESCRIBES THE EUROPEAN MARKET FOR ENERGY PRODUCTION FOR ISOLATED AREAS, ITS FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ASPECTS, AS WELL AS THE USERS' POINT OF VIEW. EXAMPLES OF RURAL ELECTRIFICATION AND OF THE POSSIBLE USE OF PHOTOVOLTAIC ELECTRIFICATION IN ITALY, SPAIN, PORTUGAL AND IN THE FRENCH OVERSEAS TERRITORIES WILL COMPLETE THE STUDY.

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Authors: CEC CEC-BRUSSELS, CEC-BRUSSELS
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11436 FR, EN (1988) FS, PP 103, ECU 9.50, AVAILABILITY: EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, BP 1003, GDL
Availability: Can be ordered online
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