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Rural Electrification

Rural electrification is a means to economic development and sanitary improvement. Currently, about 22% of the world’s population is without electricity, and 85% of individuals without electricity live in rural areas. Countries have employed an array of mandates, incentives and deployment programs to accelerate rural electrification. This page provides access to technical resources that policymakers can use to inform the design and implementation of policies and programs to advance deployment of technologies such as photovoltaic systems, wind energyhydropower, hydrogen and hybrid systems.

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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

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22 September 2014

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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

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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

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1 April 2013

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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

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31 January 2013

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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

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1 January 2010

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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

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19 July 2014

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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

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1 January 2008

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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

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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

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1 May 2008

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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

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1 January 2017

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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

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Accelerating Access to Energy

This report describes what is meant by the “energy deficit,” which represents a barrier to inclusive growth and poverty reduction.…

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Shell Foundation

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1 December 2014

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Accelerating Access to Electricity in Africa with Off-grid Solar: Off-grid Solar Country Briefing: Zambia

This country briefing is one of 13 prepared as part of a background study for the Energy Africa campaign launched…

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Overseas Development Institute

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1 January 2016

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Accelerating Access to Electricity in Africa with Off-grid Solar: Off-grid Solar Country Briefing: Uganda

This country briefing is one of 13 prepared as part of a background study for the Energy Africa campaign launched…

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Overseas Development Institute

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1 January 2016

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Accelerating Access to Electricity in Africa with Off-grid Solar: Off-grid Solar Country Briefing: Tanzania

This country briefing is one of 13 prepared as part of a background study for the Energy Africa campaign launched…

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Overseas Development Institute

Date:

1 January 2016

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Accelerating Access to Electricity in Africa with Off-grid Solar: Off-grid Solar Country Briefing: Rwanda

This country briefing is one of 13 prepared as part of a background study for the Energy Africa campaign launched…

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Overseas Development Institute

Date:

1 January 2016

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Accelerating Access to Electricity in Africa with Off-grid Solar: Off-grid Solar Country Briefing: Nigeria

This country briefing is one of 13 prepared as part of a background study for the Energy Africa campaign launched…

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Overseas Development Institute

Date:

1 January 2016

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Accelerating Access to Electricity in Africa with Off-grid Solar: Off-grid Solar Country Briefing: Malawi

This country briefing is one of 13 prepared as part of a background study for the Energy Africa campaign launched…

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Overseas Development Institute

Date:

1 January 2016