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Title: Renewable energy load assessment for Boquillas Del Carmen Coahuila, Mexico

This report outlines the estimates that were made in 1992 of the potential load requirements for Boquillas del Carmen, a small Mexican village on the northern border of the state of Coahuila, Mexico near Big Bend National Park in southern Texas. The study was made to help determine the possibility that village might be electrified by solar or wind energy. Various estimates of are given of the potential load based on estimates ranging from basic use of lights, radio, television, and small household appliances to microwave ovens, refrigerators, and direct evaporative coolers. The low-energy consumption case was estimated to be at 23.0 kWh/month per residence per month, and the high-energy consumption case (with cooling) was 140.7 kWh/month per residence. On average, the typical residence is occupied by five individuals.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Southwest Technology Development Institute, Las Cruces, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
114579
Report Number(s):
SAND--94-3143
ON: DE96001364; TRN: 95:007491
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Aug 1995
Research Org:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 14 SOLAR ENERGY; 17 WIND ENERGY; MEXICO; RURAL AREAS; POWER DEMAND; SOLAR ENERGY; LOAD ANALYSIS; WIND POWER; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; ELECTRICITY