This paper specifically focuses on local-level benefit-sharing approaches deployed by wind and solar projects and ways that these approaches can be optimized to create value for developers and operators and host communities. It underscores the importance of promoting equity in the locallevel benefit sharing mechanisms sponsored by wind and solar projects.
The report focuses on the ability to attract commercial investors and lenders, without analysis of the financing terms. The scope is limited to utility-scale, grid-connected projects because of the risk concentration inherent to large projects and the importance of large-scale investments in clean energy for the transition toward low carbon development pathways.
This report is a compilation of 6 policy notes, focusing on the report’s key findings, power sector, water and irrigation, transport, flood protection and climate change.
This publication examines the enormous potential for scaling up green business development in Asia and the Pacific. It reviews green markets, technologies, and practices with a focus on developing Asian countries and offers a set of policy options to enable governments and finance institutions to accelerate green business development in the region.
The country operations business plan (COBP) for India, 2020–2022 is the third under the Asian Development Bank (ADB) country partnership strategy (CPS) for India, 2018–2022. The COBP is well aligned with the CPS, which aims to support India in accelerating its inclusive economic transformation. It operationalizes the CPS’ three pillars: 1) boosting competitiveness to create jobs, 2) providing inclusive access to infrastructure networks and services, and 3) addressing climate change and increasing climate resilience.
This publication discusses the development potential of solar district heating in the People’s Republic of China. It explores the significant potential of solar district heating to accelerate the integration of renewable energy into heating systems in the PRC. This will be important in promoting low-carbon cities and reducing urban air pollution. The study highlights that solar district heating (SDH) can provide high efficiency and reliability as well as environmental benefits.
This report reviews the evolution of the energy security concept, examines the regional context for energy cooperation, analyzes the economic and energy profiles of Central Asian economies, investigates nations’ RE policies, explores the RE potential in each economy, reviews the regional and specific national barriers for RE development, provides some recommendations about ways to ensure energy security through regional energy cooperation, and characterizes the essential components of comprehensive national policies to enable a fuller utilization of the RE potential existing in Central Asia.
This technical guide provides a general overview of the intrinsic characteristics of variable renewable energy (VRE) generation, mainly solar PV and wind, what the main challenges are along with some recommendations for VRE technical specifications, applicable standards, and essential testing. The main focus of the document presents a detailed outline of the essential requirements for VRE integration into the power grid.