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Home Power: Home Power offers some of the most extensive information on PV, other renewable systems, and systems for off-grid situation. They publish a bi-monthly magazine that is Information-Central for details on working and living with PV and other renewable and sustainable technologies. P.O. Box 520, Ashland, OR 97520 USA; By Phone/Fax: +1 916 475 3179; For Subscriptions (USA): 800-707-6585; bbs: 707-822-8640. The produce their magazines, information and other publications on CD. By Email:

India is one of the world's fastest developing PV markets, with considerable potential (click here to view India's solar map). readings on Indian PV, and visit the India Renewable Energy Projects Support Office (REPSO), supported by the Indian government, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through Winrock (a US NGO), and others by clicking here.

Northern Arizona Wind & Sun: Detailed information, with supplier guides, provided out of the USA. PO Box 125, Tolleson, AZ 85353 -or- 2725 E Lakin Dr, #2, Flagstaff AZ 86004. By toll free phone (USA only): 888 881 6464; (Phoenix, Arizona) 800 383 0195 (Flagstaff, Arizona) 602 877 2317 or 520 526 8017; By Fax +1 602 872 9215 or +1 520 527 0729;

PV Power Home Page: Contains detailed history of PV, extensive information on technology development, on suppliers, on news in the industry. PO Box 260145, Highlands Ranch, CO 80163-0145, USA; By Phone: +1 303-683-4748. By Fax: + 1 303 470 8239. By Email: ; By WWW: . Also publishes the BIPV, Built Environment PV Newsletter, By Email: , .

Other Readings

Cabral, Anil, Mac Cosgrave-Davies, and Loretta Schaeffer, "Best Practices for Photovoltaic Household Electrification Programs: Lessons from Experiences in Selected Countries", World Bank Technical Paper Number 324, Asia Technical Department Series, 1996.

Foley, Gerald, "Photovoltaic Applications in Rural Areas of the Developing World", World Bank Technical Paper No. 304, 1995.

Hankins, Mark, "Solar Electric Systems for Africa"

IT Power and DFID (the UK Department for International Development), "Electricity from Sunlight - Photovoltaic Applications for Developing Countries", 1997

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