ERIC Number: ED473089
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Renewable Energy for Rural Schools.
Jimenez, Antonio C.; Lawand, Tom
Although education in rural communities is an important priority, in many cases, electricity is not available to support rural educational activities. Renewable energy systems present a reasonable solution to support activities such as lighting, computers, telecommunications, and distance learning. There are certain factors and criteria that need to be taken into consideration when choosing the appropriate renewable energy source. This guide complements the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) Village Power Program and aims to expand resource opportunities beyond photovoltaic (PV) lighting systems to wind and hydro resources. Guidelines for the selection of systems are also provided. Contents include: (1) "How To Use This Guide"; (2) "Introduction: Definition of Need"; (3) "School Energy Application"; (4) "Solar Thermal Applications and Components"; (5) "Electrical System Components"; (6) "System Selection and Economics"; (7) "Institutional Considerations"; (8) "Case Studies"; and (9) "Lessons Learned". (YDS)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Energy Education, Natural Resources, Needs, Power Technology, Rural Schools
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 1617 Cole Blvd., Golden, CO 80401-3393. Fax: 303-384-7097.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Renewable Energy Lab. (DOE), Golden, CO.