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Energy Access

Energy access is the practice of improving the availability, affordability or reliability of energy services to a given population or geography to improve quality of life.

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Island Energy Snapshots Map

These web-based energy snapshots highlight the energy landscape of islands in the Caribbean and the surrounding area, which have some…

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Department of Energy

Date:

1 January 2015

Deployment Data

Course on Regulation and Sustainable Energy in Developing Countries

This suite of 10 training courses instructs the user on numerous topics relating to regulations and sustainable energy in developing…

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Leonardo Energy

Clean Energy Solutions Center

Date:

22 September 2014

Publication

100% Renewable Energy for Sustainable Development

This paper describes the relationship between renewable energy and sustainable development. In particular, it demonstrates how supporting the transition to…

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World Future Council

Publication

A Clean Energy Vision for East Africa: Planning for Sustainability, Reducing Climate Risks and Increasing Energy Access

The authors of this report examine the mix of resources currently in use and discuss that which is available to…

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University of California

Date:

1 March 2015

Publication

30 Years of Policies for Wind Energy Lessons from 12 Wind Energy Markets

This report aims to provide an insight into the strengths of diverse policy design decisions across important existing markets. It…

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International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Date:

1 December 2012

Publication

A Guidebook on Grid Interconnection and Islanded Operation of Mini-Grid Power Systems Up to 200 kW

This guidebook provides guidance, standards and procedures for interconnecting mini grids with a central electric grid as rural electrification advances…

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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Schatz Energy Research Center

Date:

1 April 2013

Publication

A Growing and Evolving Market for Off-grid Lighting Market Presence of Off-Grid Lighting Products in the Kenyan Towns of Kericho, Kapkugerwet (Brooke), and Talek

This report focuses on the market presence of off-grid lighting products in three towns in Kenya. It is based on…

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World Bank

Date:

31 January 2013

Deployment Data

A Framework for the Evaluation of the Costs and Benefits of Microgrids

This paper proposes a methodology for systematizing and representing benefits of microgrids. The proposed methodology is used to determine the…

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United States Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

McGill University

Hydro Quebec

University of California

Berkeley

Date:

1 September 2011

Publication

A First Step up the Energy Ladder? Low Cost Solar Kits and Household’s Welfare in Rural Rwanda

Pico-photovoltaic (PV) kits have become a lower-cost alternative to investment intensive grid electrification. Using a randomized controlled trial, the authors…

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Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit Institute for the Study of Labor

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1 October 2014

Publication

A Decision Support Tool for Sustainable Bioenergy: An Overview

This resource provides an overview of the Bioenergy Decision Support Tool, which was designed to assist decision makers in the…

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United Nations

Date:

1 January 2010

Publication

A Cross-Sectional Review: Impacts and Sustainability of Small-Scale Renewable Energy Projects In Developing Countries

To better understand the impacts and the conditions that influence sustainability of these projects, the research presented in this paper…

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Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews

Date:

19 July 2014

Publication

A Reformed Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) – Including new Mechanisms for Sustainable Development

The second of the Capacity for Development for the Clean Development Mechanism (CD4CDM) perspectives series, this collection of 13 papers…

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United Nations

Date:

1 January 2008

Deployment Data

A New Scheme for the Promotion of Renewable Energies in Developing Countries: The Renewable Energy Regulated Purchase Tariff

This report sets out the main findings of discussions carried out by the Developing Countries Group of the European Photovoltaic…

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European Commission

Alliance for Rural Electrification

PhotoVoltaic Technology Platform

Deployment Data

A Larger Role for Microgrids: Are Microgrids a Viable Paradigm for Electricity Supply Expansion?

This report suggests that microgrid technologies can play an important role in less developed countries, in addition to highly developed…

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Date:

1 May 2008

Policy Data

A Rough Guide to Clean Cookstoves

This synopsis of clean cookstoves provides a short overview of the health consequences of unimproved cooking facilities, compares manufactured versus…

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Differ

Date:

1 March 2012

Publication

Accelerating Off-grid Renewable Energy: Key Findings and Recommendations from IOREC 2016

This document brings report the key messages that emerged from the Third International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference (IOREC 2016), including…

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IRENA

Date:

1 January 2017

Deployment Data

Accelerating Mini-Grid Deployment In Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons from Tanzania

This report is the first major survey of Tanzania’s mini-grid sector. It sheds light on lessons learned from Tanzania that…

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World Resource Institute

Publication

Accelerating Building Efficiency: Eight Actions for Urban Leaders

This guide provides local governments and urban leaders around the world with the background, guidance and tools needed to accelerate…

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World Resources Institute

Date:

11 May 2016