Supplementary material for the publication: J. D. Nixon, K. Bhargava and E. Gaura, Analysis of standalone solar streetlights for improved energy access in displaced settlements, 2020.



The dataset deposited here was prepared under the EPSRC-funded Humanitarian Engineering and Energy for Displacement research project (EP/P029531/1). The project aimed to understand energy needs of displaced communities, create an evidence base on the usage of different energy interventions and provide recommendations for improved design of future energy interventions to better meet the needs of people. As part of the project, we deployed 11 advanced solar streetlights, with additional energy access provided by ground-level AC sockets, at two project sites: Gihembe refugee camp, Rwanda (4 lights) and Uttargaya settlement, Nepal (7 lights), in July 2019. The aim of this study was to (a) identify best practices in the construction, location and security measures for long-lived street lighting (b) understand how communities would use a shared energy resource when available through energy sockets, auxiliary to the main function of the streetlights. The system data used for the performance analysis for this study (July 2019 and March 2020) is deposited here along with the metadata. The results from analysis are presented in a paper titled 'Analysis of standalone solar streetlights for improved energy access in displaced settlements' (currently under review). The scripts for analysis can be found at our Github account Cogent Labs under HEED_Nepal_SL and HEED_Rwanda_SL repositories.
Date made available16 Jul 2020

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