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Expanding Energy Access in Developing Countries: The Role of Mechanical Power

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Liz Bates, Steven Hunt, Smail Kennas, Naraya Sastrawinata
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This paper discusses mechanical power, the off-grid use of motors and fuels, and its critical role in meeting rural energy needs in developing nations. This paper assesses the best practices and financing options that would enhance the role of mechanical power by making it more efficient and better able to enhance the productivity of rural laborers in developing nations. Deployment programs, grants, and other financial incentives are considered and assessed in a series of case studies.