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The aim of this project was to examine and evaluate the technical and economic viability of solar energy utilisation as a power source, by means of photovoltaic conversion to electrical energy. This was to be achieved in an autonomous manner, with a central photovoltaic station as the only energy source which fed a small grid with the electricity requirements of a small community in the island of Gavdos. This method of electrification of a community in a remote island with access difficulties and lack of local infrastructure was also evaluated, and the social acceptance of solar energy as a power source was monitored. This report presents the facts and figures of the project, reports on the successes and failures, draws conclusions and points to solutions, where this is possible.

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Authors: PUBLIC POWER CORPORATION, Public Power Corporation, Athens (GR)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14824 EN (1993) 67 pp., FS, ECU 10
Availability: (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-6326-4
Record Number: 199311416 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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