Cookstoves and Kitchens
Stove Production in Sri Lanka
two million “Anagi” stoves
have been commercially produced and marketed since 1991. The present
annual production is 300,000 stoves produced by about 120 rural potters
trained by IDEA. In several district surveys carried out it is revealed
that over 20% use Anagi stoves.
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Improved Kitchen in
Article: "Great "No-smoke" kitchen in Sri Lanka"
Article's author is Zareen
Myles (WAFD), India. The article was published in Sustainable
Energy News, December 2007, on page 9, issue number 59.
Full article: 4 pages,
(142kB pdf file) and
the shorter edited version published:1
page, (426 KB pdf file),
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Development of Hydro Power in Villages in Sri Lanka
The government has implemented
the renewable energy for rural economic development project (RERED) aimed
at promoting the use
of micro hydro, photovoltaic or biomass in households not serviced by
The project runs from 2002
to 2007. Under this programme it is planned to install 90 schemes with
a total capacity of 3,762 kW
ranging from individual capacities of 2.6 kW to 40
kW to provide electricity to 3,762 households. At end of December 2004,
31 micro hydro schemes were completed providing electricity to 1979
The rest of the projects are in progress.
At present it
is estimated that in nearly 250 off-grid villages hydro schemes are
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Shakti’s Continued Success in 2005
in Solar Systems
the help of an innovative financing policy, Grameen Shakti (GS) is
installing 1,300 solar-home systems (SHS) per month in
installation is over 35,500 SHS with a capacity of 1.75 MWp. High
initial cost of the technology has created the main barrier for promotion
SHS. GS’s “soft” financing policy challenged
this financial obstacle and proved successful. It allows:
• 15% down payment and 36 monthly installments with 12% service charge.
• 25% down payment and 24 monthly installments with 8% service charge.
• 15% down payment and 36 monthly installments through 36 postdated cheques
with 10% service charge.
• 4% discount for cash purchase.
• 10% down payment and 36 monthly installments without any service charge
with a condition of using it in market places after dusk.
One key to this success is that GS not only promotes the system but
also ensures maintenance service. Every SHS acts as a demonstration
for others. Many people are encouraged to incorporate a system after
their neighbour’s system.
One new use of SHS is for mobile phone charging devices. At present, almost
every corner of Bangladesh is covered by mobile phone signals, but many
people cannot utilize this technology due to lack of mobile phone charging
capabilities. GS has developed mobile phone charge sets. Every month about
500 mobile phone charging sets are sold with the SHS.
The mobile phone set is also used on solar-mobile-phone van shops, in which
the entrepreneur moves through the village and offers the phone call service
to villagers, at the same time also selling various types of grocery goods.
Number of SHS systems installed by Grameen Shakti since 1997.
the target is 18,000 systems. Up to February 2,500 systems were installed
Grameen Shakti solar-mobile-phone van shops. Photo by Grameen
Nepal & India:
Dryer Project in 2005
The Centre for Rural Technology (CRT) Nepal, in partnership with AIWC
India, is carrying out a 9-month project in 2005 to help rural women
to use solar dryers in selected villages in Nepal and India.
The project is supported by the Energy Small Grants Program Phase III
of the South Asia Energy Initiatives (SARI), Enhancing Energy Security,
and Rural Entrepreneurship through Energy Interventions.
helps to increase access of rural women to efficient energy devices,
especially solar dryers, and to help them establish successful rural
enterprises to improve their standard of living.
Centre for Rural Technology (CRT/N) Nepal, All India Women’s Conference
(AIWC), India - National Focal Points of INFORSE.
Ganesh Ram Shrestha,
Centre for Rural Technology, Nepal. www.crtnepal.org.
(EVD) in 12 villages in the Bharatpur district of Rajasthan
project of JYY, Finland, INSEDA & WAFD (member
organisation of INSEDA), funded by Ministry of development cooperation,
Finland. The project has the following objectives:
The project has the long-term programme goal of establishing
12 Model Eco-Villages in a foreseeable future that would meet from with in,
all the basic needs of the inhabitants, by re-generation and conservation of
resources with in these villages, by optimal utilization of local skills and
initiatives and resources of the target communities as well as the management
of assets created with in the village for a comprehensive sustainable human
development using principles of equity and social & gender justice. Ongoing
work includes development and transferring sustainable energy technologies
as well as a number of other appropriate solutions to realise the objectives.
2005, AIWC Receives SESI Award 2004
Energy Society of India (SESI) honored the All India Women’s
Conference (AIWC) with SESI’s national award for the year 2004.
Ms. Lalita Balakrishnan received the award on behalf of AIWC during
Conference on Renewable Energy held in Pune, India, in January, 2005.