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Social Impact of Solar Photovoltaic Systems in Kailak Locality, South Kordofan State

Social Impact of Solar Photovoltaic Systems in Kailak Locality, South Kordofan State

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Title: Social Impact of Solar Photovoltaic Systems in Kailak Locality, South Kordofan State
Author: Mukhtar, Elwasila; Mohammed, Awadalla
Abstract: This study was carried out to assess the social impact of photovoltaic solar systems in Kailak Locality, South Kordofan State. Simple stratified random sampling was used to obtain a sample size of 252 respondents in six villages targeted by the Community Development Fund (CDF) project as solar villages in Kailak Locality. Primary data were collected by face-to- face interviewing, using a comprehensive household questionnaire. With the aid of the computerized Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS), simple descriptive statistics was used to describe the different variables of the study. The main results reflected, that in villages using the photovoltaic systems, there was (a) increase in communities’ awareness about world events and news, (b) improvement in the academic performance of students, (c) improvement in the working environment for the health workers, hence they stay longer and (d) lighting of police stations and streets, resulting in tremendous impact on security. The study suggested the following recommendations:- (a) periodical maintenance of the installed PV systems by the government and the community and (b) training of community members as technicians in PV systems design, installation and maintenance to support the sustainability of electricity supply.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/9189
Date: 2014-02


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