Photovoltaic Module Assembly as Appropriate Technology in Pakistan
Proceedings of the ASME 4th International Conference on Energy Sustainability
This paper describes photovoltaic module assembly as appropriate technology in Pakistan. The paper begins by describing a three-week workshop in July 2009, in which a group of twenty unemployed people in Karachi, Pakistan were successfully trained in photovoltaic module assembly. Module components and assembly techniques are summarized. Factors pertinent to sustaining the project as a viable business enterprise, including the beneficial social externalities are discussed and analyzed.
System designs for use in both urban and off-grid rural settings are proposed and energy outputs from the systems are simulated. In summary, the paper presents a thorough case study for expanding the utilization of photovoltaic technology in developing nations.
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American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Place of Publication
Ahmad, Faizan; Kissock, J. Kelly; Komp, Richard; and Ahmad, Irfan, "Photovoltaic Module Assembly as Appropriate Technology in Pakistan" (2010). Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Faculty Publications. 154.