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Renewable Energy Development in Africa

Proceedings of the African Energy Programme Conference, 25–29 March 1985, Mauritius, Volume 1

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Measuring Family Fuel Consumption

Planning for family fuel saving requires measurement of total family cooking fuel consumption as a basis for comparison. Two simple methods of comparing fuel consumption are described to: (1) test acceptability of a charcoal cooking stove in low-income urban homes; and (2) measure fuel saving produced by woodstoves in rural homes. The charcoal stove offered savings as compared to cooking with electricity and in some cases as compared with wood.

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