This report focuses on solar photovoltaic (PV) rooftop installations to take advantage of the Maldive's high insolation while also coping with the scarcity of land.
The report’s purpose is to explain, for a wide range of audiences, the importance of resource assessment and mapping, key steps and good practices, methodological issues, and potential sources for further advice and support.
This video presents the benefits of using solar power to small business owners and farmers in Bangaladesh to access affordable and reliable electricity to improve productivity.
This online repository aims to raise awareness about the solar water pumping technology and provide resources that help incorporate it into operations. The repository contains more than 260 resources from all regions and covers a broad range of issues from technological change to institutional setup.
This video presents a case study of solar power in Bolivia, in the upcoming State of Energy Access Report, supported by the World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP).
This video presents a solar power plant in Zantiebougou, Mali, powering two local industries and helping them to become financially independent.
This video provides how the installation of solar powered water pumps help the farmers in Kenya.
This video presents the aim of Paris climate change agreement to limit global warning by using clean, low carbon and renewable energy sources like solar power, providing examples from India, Zambia and Bangladesh.
This report examines solar lanterns, solar home systems and multi-light systems with charger that constitute the distributed standalone solar products sector and provides a summary of key government initiatives influencing the market.
Ce document reﬂète les points de vue communs au regard des principales questions de politiques et de réglementations du secteur de l'énergie solaire autonome et hors-réseau.
This new report finds an overwhelming majority (97%) of people living with a solar home system in West Africa report quality of life improvements as they feel safer, healthier and children have more time to study.
Ce rapport explore comment les kits solaires permettent aux foyers en Afrique de l’Ouest de développer leur activité économique, d’augmenter leurs revenus et d’améliorer leur qualité de vie.
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.
The objective of this study is to evaluate the experience of IPPs and to identify lessons that can help African countries attract more and better private investment. This report highlights not only the challenges that policy makers are facing but also the underlying factors that contributed to healthy investment climates. The analysis is based primarily on in-depth case studies carried out in five countries—Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda.
In India, nearly 1 in 4 people still don’t have access to electricity. Many of them live in poor communities, where the lack of electricity prevents them from living better, more productive lives. To increase energy access for the poor, India has set unprecedented, ambitious plans to boost solar energy nationwide.
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.
This guide touches upon how the off-grid solar sector is defined, what kind of companies operate within as well as their business models, what kinds of investment opportunities are available and some key considerations for new investors in the sector.
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 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.
This latest Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report presents sales and impact data for July to December 2018, reflecting the performance of 84 companies, which are GOGLA members and companies that sell Lighting Global quality-verified products. This report provides sales data for solar lanterns, multi-light systems and solar home systems (SHS) in 46 countries.
This report provides insights into the social and economic impact of off-grid solar. It follows the “Powering Opportunity: The Economic Impact of Off-Grid Solar” report which highlighted the domino effect solar home systems (SHS) are having on household economic activity, creating income and improving quality of life. This latest report confirms those findings, sheds new light on how this impact evolves over time, and explores how economic activity equates to full time equivalent (FTE) employment.