Case studies

Case studies from Practical Action's main website.

Micro-hydro power

Micro-hydro power is a renewable, indigenous and non-polluting resource for the small-scale generation of energy using falling water.

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Small-scale wind power

Converting wind energy into electricity is clean, renewable and sustainable. Practical Action has developed reliable and cost effective wind energy systems to help meet electrical energy needs.

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Improved cooking stoves

Improved cook stoves use one third of the amount of firewood as a traditional fire, reducing household smoke levels.

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Solar power

Solar power employs the sun as an alternative for people who face the practical and financial difficulties associated with distributing grid electricity.

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Biogas from animal waste provides a free, sustainable source of power all year round, and a useful fertiliser for farmers

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Renewable energy village

This cluster of renewable energy technologies in rural Nepal is an example of the benefits of access to energy and what it can mean for a community’s development

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Smoke hoods

Sheet metal smoke hoods are cost effective and efficient, reducing indoor smoke levels by up to 80%.

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Case studies - Focus on Technology

Six fantastic case studies showing technology to be central to development solutions in different counties.

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