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  • Practical Action Consulting Limited

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    United Kingdom
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    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner

    Practical Action Consulting (PAC) is the consulting arm of Practical Action, an international non-governmental organisation that uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries. Through technology PAC enables poor communities to build on their skills and knowledge to produce sustainable and practical solutions - transforming their lives forever and protecting the world around them. Every year PAC uses technology to help over 1 million people out of poverty.

     

  • Linking Heat and Electricity Systems: Co-generation and District Heating and Cooling Solutions for a Clean Energy Future

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    This report highlights two underutilized but fully implementable technologies that efficiently integrate heat and electricity systems, provide flexibility and enhance energy security. It examines what restricts co‑generation and efficient district heating and cooling systems that can help de-carbonize the energy system.

  • Photovoltaic Pumps: Technical and Practical Aspects for Applications in Agriculture

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    This paper deals with a series of tests conducted on a PV-DC pump. The tests involved measurements of solar radiation, on both a horizontal surface and the tilted module surface, flow rates, volumes, and total dynamic heads. In total, up to 3000 data were collected every day whose analysis allowed the authors to find empirical relationships between system efficiencies, solar radiations and total dynamic heads.

  • Treadle Pump Irrigation and Poverty in Ghana

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    Treadle pump (TP) technology has been promoted by Enterprise Works Worldwide (EWW) in West Africa as an alternative to the traditional rope and bucket irrigation that is necessary to overcome the challenge of uncertain and inadequate rainfall for agricultural production. The aim is to improve output, increase income and reduce poverty among rural farm households. This study examines the strategies used for dissemination of the TP and the dynamics of its adoption and impacts, with a special focus on poverty reduction.

  • The Case for the Rope-Pump in Africa: A Comparative Performance Analysis

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    According to this paper, an alternative to standardised imported hand pumps is the locally manufactured rope pump, which is considerably cheaper and easier to maintain but has been rejected in the past because of fears of impaired water quality. This paper presents the key aspects of a study in northern Ghana that compared the performance of rope pumps with that of conventional hand pumps, to determine whether the rope pump provides a viable alternative for community water supplies across the subcontinent.