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- ItemEmbargoA Study Of Rural Electrification In Guyana: An Option For Solar Energy(2006) Britton, SandraThis project analyses the feasibility of providing electricity to the rural communities in Guyana. Most rural communities do not have electricity among other basic needs which is contributing to increased poverty in the villages. The intention of the project is to provide a framework that will lead to electricity coverage through renewable energy sources. This can act as an instrument for socioeconomic development to benefit not only the rural communities but also the entire country. The study analyses the feasibility of providing electricity to the communities using solar energy or diesel generation. The project provides a criterion for the establishment of a micro enterprise to act as the executing agency. Further, an implementation plan is developed to facilitate an easy implementation process. Communities participation is encouraged to aid in the decision making process and to cater for the needs of the community to promote a successful project and ensure sustainable development.
- ItemEmbargoAn Energy Efficient Project: Cogeneration For Rice Husk In Guyana(2006) Britton, Sandra; Duran, Elmer; Sanchez, AugustoGuyana, a country that has an abundance of natural resources and fertile agricultural land, relies on rice production to supplement the diet of the Guyanese people as well as to earn foreign currency through its export. Guyana is the third largest exporter of rice in South America and therefore needs to be competitive on the international market. It has to maintain a high quality in addition to the quantity to upkeep its status. Frequent and sometimes unexpected power outages have affected the rice industry in recent times. This has caused reduced product quality and quantity and has increased operational and production costs. It has also led to equipment damage that has adversely affected the industry. To address these issues, this project analyzed the feasibility of applying cogeneration to increase efficiency and reduce cost. A cogeneration design was applied utilizing rice husk to power the mill and to dry the paddy.