2012

Published Nov. 20, 2012 10:21 AM

A priority for the Solar Transitions project has been to facilitate the work of master students. At the University of Oslo, Department of Sociology and Human Geography, another master thesis has been completed.

Published June 20, 2012 12:40 PM

A priority for the Solar Transitions project has been to facilitate the work of master students. At the University of Oslo, Department of Sociology and Human Geography, two masters theses have been completed in relation to the project so far. In addition, two Swedish and one Austrian master student have linked up with us, done their master projects on topics related to the ST project,  and got advice, contacts and comments from Solar Transitions team members. Currently, a Kenyan master student is involved in the monitoring and evalutation of our practical pilot project on village scale solar power supply in Kenya. The work of the master students build on and add to the Solar Transitions project's research in fruitful ways.

Published June 20, 2012 12:12 PM

This paper combines findings from the Solar Transitions' case study on solar mini-grid systems in the Sunderban Islands with findings from a long- term ethnographic field work in Zanzibar, Tanzania, where a centralised system provides the rural population with electricity. The paper shows the merits of applying a grounded, socio-technical and relational analysis for understanding and addressing electricity theft in particular, and for realising sustainable energy systems in general.

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Published June 20, 2012 11:27 AM

This article presents empirical material from our case study on longstanding, pioneering efforts on implementation and use of solar mini-grid systems in the Sunderban Islands in India.

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