Energy infrastructure Features for August 2011

Energy infrastructure Features Archive

Could gasification power cars? Could gasification power cars?

New and improved energy from waste technologies such as advanced gasification are going to be essential if many countries are to address their considerable waste problems. Advanced gasification can reduce the amount of waste going to landfill, as well as maximise the renewable energy produced.

Case study: Lao PDR runs hybrid mini grid Case study: Lao PDR runs hybrid mini grid

Sunlabob, a rural energy provider in Laos (located in Southeast Asia, and surrounded by Thailand, Myanmar, China, Vietnam, and Cambodia) has developed a hybrid mini grid which feeds 105 households with a daily peak load of 8kW.

Switched on to mini grids Switched on to mini grids

A BILLION AND a half people around the world still don't have access to electricity. Could hybrid mini grids be the best way to provide electricity – particularly to rural, often isolated, areas?