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Household Lighting Fuel Costs in Kenya

This Market Intelligence Note presents empirical data from the 2005/06 Kenya Integrated Household Budget Survey on the expenditure for lighting fuels and the adoption of solar home systems among Kenyan…

Shipping and Storage of Sealed Lead-Acid Batteries

This Technical Note describes ways that sealed lead-acid (SLA) batteries can fail during storage and shipping and suggests steps that manufacturers can take to prevent damage to their SLA products…

Lithium-ion Battery Overview

This Technical Note compares several existing and emerging lithium-ion battery technologies and provides an overview of the safety issues involved in designing products with lithium-ion batteries.

Understanding Solar Module Specs and Testing

This Technical Note discusses how solar module performance characteristics relate to off‐grid lighting systems and how to best assess module performance by measuring the current‐voltage (I-V) performance curve.

Battery Toxicity and Eco Product Design

This is the first in a series of Eco Design Notes. It provides a comparison of the hazards associated with the types of batteries that are commonly used in off‐grid…