This paper is written in the belief that people are important and that equipment is to serve the needs of the people and therefore should be designed to meet their specific needs and environment. This is particularly important in the case of a developing country when a professional engineer accepts the responsibility to formulate policies evaluate equipment imple ment projects and train national people. 1. Government, geography and climate Papua New Guinea, an independent and self governing state since 1975, is located directly North of Australia above the North Eastern State of Queensland. The country extends from 141Ad east longitude, at the border with Indonesia (Irian Jaya) to 160Ad east longitude and between latitudes 1Ad and 12Ad south (see figure 1). Papua New Guinea is a parliamentary democracy, with a single legis lature known as the National Parliament (1). The State is divided into 19 provinces plus the National Capital District (Port Moresby) with de centralized Government established in each province. Before independence the country comprised the Australian territory of Papua in the southern regions and the United Nations Trust Territory of New Guinea in the North (1). Land area is 462, 840 square kilometres This inclUdes the mainland, the three large islands of New Britain, ~ew Ireland and fiougainville plus 600 small islands and archipelagos. Approximate direct distances from the capital city of Port Moresby to some of the other centres are : Vanimo 990 km, Rabaul SOO km, Arawa 990 km and Lorengau S25 km.In addition the charge controllers were evaluated and found to be extremely complex in circuit design and operation and unreliable. The first controllers have upper charge limiting but no discharge safeguard. Both of the problems were fed anbsp;...
|Title||:||Fourth E.C. Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference|
|Author||:||W.H. Bloss, G. Grassi|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06|