Technical Information

The table below presents costs of various electric supply options commonly in use by rural people.

Costs and Benefits of Different Battery Options

 

Investments

Maintenance

Energy costs

Lifetime (year)

Energy to consumer

Option

costs ($)

($/year)

($/year)

battery

module

(Wh/day)

75 - 100 Ah battery

100

2

150

1-2

 

80

Solar lantern

80-150

9

 

2

4

20

20 Ah battery + 12 Watt module

150

27

36

2

10

40

20 Ah battery + 2 x 12 W. mod.

250

35.33

 

3

10

40

75 Ah battery + 40 Watt module

400

52

 

2

20

160

Same + controller

475

27

 

4

20

160

From van der Plas & Hankins, ESMAP study.

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