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    CEESD partners GlobalResolve in ‘twig light’ dissemination in Ghana

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     twig light dissemination 2At Akawli, a community forum was held to solicit comments and suggestions on ways of improving the design. Participants were also asked to suggest the maximum price they would consider affordable. Selected households were also given the device for use. CEESD members would be visiting beneficiary households every month to collect information on the performance of the twig lights as well as concerns raised by the households. CEESD and GlobalResolve believe the twig light technology could be a replacement to solar PV especially for small load applications in off-grid communities in sub-Saharan Africa. The twig light has no moving parts inside the generator, is relatively cheap, and most of the components can be fabricated and assembled locally in sub-Saharan Africa. The Twig Light can run on any available fuel – wood chips, twigs, charcoal, gel ethanol, among others. According to Mark Rogers, the Head of GlobalResolve, the major challenge is to produce a portable, affordable, and reliable design that can easily be mass produced/assembled locally in Africa.

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