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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. Sustainable Energy for All

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Carlo Vezzoli, Fabrizio Ceschin, Lilac Osanjo, Mugendi K. M’Rithaa, Richie Moalosi, Venny Nakazibwe et al.
      Pages 3-22 Open Access
    3. Carlo Vezzoli, Fabrizio Ceschin, Lilac Osanjo, Mugendi K. M’Rithaa, Richie Moalosi, Venny Nakazibwe et al.
      Pages 23-39 Open Access
    4. Carlo Vezzoli, Fabrizio Ceschin, Lilac Osanjo, Mugendi K. M’Rithaa, Richie Moalosi, Venny Nakazibwe et al.
      Pages 41-51 Open Access
    5. Carlo Vezzoli, Fabrizio Ceschin, Lilac Osanjo, Mugendi K. M’Rithaa, Richie Moalosi, Venny Nakazibwe et al.
      Pages 53-100 Open Access
  3. System Design for Sustainable Energy for All

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Carlo Vezzoli, Fabrizio Ceschin, Lilac Osanjo, Mugendi K. M’Rithaa, Richie Moalosi, Venny Nakazibwe et al.
      Pages 103-124 Open Access
    3. Carlo Vezzoli, Fabrizio Ceschin, Lilac Osanjo, Mugendi K. M’Rithaa, Richie Moalosi, Venny Nakazibwe et al.
      Pages 125-138 Open Access
  4. Method and Tools for SD4SEA

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Carlo Vezzoli, Fabrizio Ceschin, Lilac Osanjo, Mugendi K. M’Rithaa, Richie Moalosi, Venny Nakazibwe et al.
      Pages 141-198 Open Access
    3. Carlo Vezzoli, Fabrizio Ceschin, Lilac Osanjo, Mugendi K. M’Rithaa, Richie Moalosi, Venny Nakazibwe et al.
      Pages 199-208 Open Access

About this book

Introduction

This open access book addresses the issue of diffusing sustainable energy access in

low- and middle-income contexts.


Access to energy is one of the greatest challenges for many people living in low-

income and developing contexts, as around 1.4 billion people lack access to electricity.

Distributed Renewable Energy systems (DRE) are considered a promising approach

to address this challenge and provide energy access to all. However, even if promising,

the implementation of DRE systems is not always straightforward.


The book analyses, discusses and classifies the promising Sustainable Product-Service

System (S.PSS) business models to deliver Distributed Renewable Energy systems in an

effective, efficient and sustainable way. Its message is supported with cases studies and

examples, discussing the economic, environmental and socioethical benefits as well

as its limitations and barriers to its implementation. An innovative design approach is

proposed and a set of design tools are supplied, enabling readers to create and develop

Sustainable Product-Service System (S.PSS) solutions to deliver Distributed Renewable

Energy systems.


Practical applications of the book’s design approach and tools by companies and

practitioners are discussed and the book will be of interest to readers in design, industry,

govermanetal institution, NGOs as well as researchers.


Keywords

Design for Sustainability Product-Service System Distributed Energy Renewable Energy Business Models for DRE Systems Open Access

Authors and affiliations

  • Carlo Vezzoli
    • 1
  • Fabrizio Ceschin
    • 2
  • Lilac Osanjo
    • 3
  • Mugendi K. M’Rithaa
    • 4
  • Richie Moalosi
    • 5
  • Venny Nakazibwe
    • 6
  • Jan Carel Diehl
    • 7
  1. 1.Design DepartmentPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  2. 2.College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences—Department of DesignBrunel University LondonUxbridgeUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.University of NairobiNairobiKenya
  4. 4.Cape Peninsula University of TechnologyCape TownSouth Africa
  5. 5.University of BotswanaGaboroneBotswana
  6. 6.The College of Engineering, Design, Art and TechnologyMakerere UniversityKampalaUganda
  7. 7.Delft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70223-0
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-70222-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-70223-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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