thanks for helping out!
Hi Martyn Cowsill - thanks for your post. I understand what you need is evidence that private investment in rural areas actually leads to higher revenue, which actually is (or can be) spent on increased energy bills?
In my experience what is often forgotten in such projects is what to do with maintenance of the APPE - How difficult is it to repair the equipment, how expensive and how difficult is it to get spare parts? is there a service provider nearby that remote area yes/no? Has the local community be trained to repair the APPE.... Then, despite the finance is provided and the community is equipped, sooner or later the equipment falls idle if maintenance capacity is not in place.
I suggest you also posts his discussion in the Sustainable Energy community (SE4All Energy Access Online Forum), as you might increase the probability that specialised fellows will reply to your post.