A fast-growing solar power industry in India's Rajasthan will soon be transmitting up to 8,000 megawatts of renewable energy to the national grid. The Government of India, the Asian Development Bank and the Clean Technology Fund are supporting this effort through the $800 million Rajasthan Renewable Energy Transmission Investment Program, which is also providing livelihood opportunities for local communities.
In rural Bangladesh, home to one of the world’s most successful solar energy programs, more than 3.5 million solar home systems have been installed since 2002, providing access to clean electricity to over 16 million people and setting an example for other countries in Asia and the Pacific looking at renewable energy solutions.
The remote villages of Wagdal and Peera in Pakistan's Punjab now have electricity to over 500 people in 80 households thanks to the installment of a hybrid wind-solar energy system.
Hironori Hamanaka, until recently Chair of the Board of Directors at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies and previously Japan’s Vice-Minister for Global Environmental Affairs, believes the Paris Agreement on climate change remains a key global framework and Asian countries, particularly the People’s Republic of China [PRC] and India, will play a critical role in achieving its ambitious goals.
Asia and the Pacific needs to address the increasing threats to its development posed by natural hazards and climate change. These figures stress the growing urgency for action to strengthen climate and disaster resilience in the region.
Unabated climate change would bring devastating consequences to countries in Asia and the Pacific, with the temperature increase over the Asian landmass expected to reach 6 degree Celsius by the end of the century under a business-as-usual scenario.
In Kenya where GIZ has been supporting rural electrification efforts through the implementation of mini-grids, the improvement of social, economic and environmental values in the electrified villages is immediately visible. Technical skills are however essential to address the operational challenges that solar village mini-grids require. Talek Power pilot project paved the way in the enhancement of rural electrification in the region. The project demonstrated that solar hybrid mini-grids, when properly designed are also commercially viable.
The solar energy market has seen huge growth in recent years with a vast increase in solar cumulative capacity worldwide. One of the key drivers behind this growth is the decline in solar module prices. Thus, the price reduction mechanism in solar modules has become an important topic as the role of solar electricity in the overall energy supply and the market value of solar modules grow globally. In this paper, an oligopolistic model and econometric method are used to determine the economic factors that have an influence on solar module prices.
This report aims at providing guidance to potential project developers through the process of developing and designing an optimum business case of SPV hybrid applications for off-grid power supply in the Philippines.
This report aims to promote and facilitate the exchange and dissemination of information on the technical, economic, environmental and social aspects of PV power systems in Japan for the year 2017.
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 technical study provides an overview on the status on ways of measuring, monitoring and controlling solar thermal in smaller systems, with a clear focus on current methods. It looks into the state-of-the-art for solar thermal, including some components such as sensors, controllers and connectivity. Also, provides possible service offerings based on the remote monitoring, controlling of solar heating systems.
This presentation provides information about solar PV resources in Central and West Asia and floating solar energy, including design specifications, benefits, applications and indicative costs.
This video presents the installation of a rooftop solar power project to ADB headquarters in Manila, Philippines. This project consists of 2,040 photovoltaic panels occupying 6,640 square meters, generating about 613 megawatt hours of electricity per year.
This roadmap pathway is focusing on the standardized and cost optimal solutions to integrate solar thermal technology in all industrial processes, by developing collector structures adapted to industrial buildings, improved large-scale solar collector arrays, and new planning and design tools.
This publication tries to provide guidelines for policy and framework conditions related to solar heating and cooling, in particular solar water heating. It aims at providing a quick overview of the main issues to be considered for setting the right framework for the promotion of the solar thermal technology. Therefore, it outlines key recommendations and guidelines for the implementation of a programme for the promotion of solar water heating.
This guide aims at explaining the relevance of quality assurance for a sustainable market development, besides providing an overview of quality assurance measures applied to solar thermal products and installations around the world. It also indicates some possible steps in order to set up a quality assurance system in a country.
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.
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 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.
This handbook aims to demystify the process of developing solar photovoltaic projects in urban areas, providing detailed descriptions and guidance for all stages of development, including initial prefeasibility assessment, design, financing, procurement, and operations and maintenance.
This guide aims at promoting solar water heating (SWH) systems to architects and builders from developing countries and help them consider integrating SWH applications in their designs. Intending to be a useful handbook, this “Quick Guide” provides a compact overview of the technology and its main characteristics; as well as the main requirements to be considered for its application in different types of projects and in different geographical locations.
This report aims at producing all the necessary elements to capture the full picture of the European markets for the industry, decision makers, investors and all professionals interested in solar heat markets.