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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. It was to be achieved autonomously with a central photovoltaic station as the only energy source, to feed a small grid for the electricity requirements of a community on the island of Arki. This method of electrification on a remote island with access difficulties and lack of local infrastructure was to be evaluated, and the social acceptance of solar energy as a power source was to be monitored. This report presents the results of the project, reports on the successes and failures, draws conclusions and points to solutions.

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Authors: PUBLIC POWER CORPORATION, Public Power Corporation, Athens (GR)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14825 EN (1993) 75 pp., FS, ECU 10
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-6307-8
Record Number: 199311468 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en