EAPN Newsletter – May 2015 — Energy Access Reports

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The India Off-grid Electricity Market: Policy framework, players and business opportunities, ARE

The report gives readers a brief overview of the potential of decentralized renewable energy generation in India with a view to stimulate private sector involvement in this sector.

PV Systems for Rural Health Facilities in Developing Areas, International Energy Agency
This report outlines a technical overview of deployment of PV systems for rural health facilities in developing areas. The report discusses the experiences of international development organizations, lessons learned from fields and outline main conducive factors of PV supply to enhance PV system sustainability for rural health facilities.

Bringing Variable Renewable Energy Up to Scale, ESMAP
This report looks at the nature of Variable Renewable Energy (VRE) and the resulting challenges associated with the integration of VRE technologies into a power system. It provides an overview of the measures available to limit and manage these challenges.

Solutions Center Releases Report on Next Generation of Renewable Electricity Policy
A report just published by the Clean Energy Solutions Center evaluates the transformations and impacts of a new generation of renewable electricity policies.

A First Step up the Energy Ladder? Low Cost Solar Kits and Household’s Welfare in Rural Rwanda
This publication examines the uptake and impacts of a simple Pico-Photovoltaic kit on the Rwandan households.

Impacts of Solar Lanterns in Geographically Challenged Locations: Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh
Published by the Institute of Developing Economies, the paper argues that portable and affordable solar lanterns might be a useful tool to combat energy poverty in the geographically challenged areas, but in order to bring substantial benefits, better technological enhancement for longer and brighter lights is needed.

Tunisia: De-risking Renewable Energy Investment
UNDP (United Nations Development Programmes) in partnership with Tunisia’s National Agency for Energy Conservation (ANME) has published a new report called, Tunisia: De-risking Renewable Energy Investment. This report presents the results of an innovative modelling analysis on the cost effectiveness of public interventions to promote private sector investment in renewable energy.

Energy Efficiency Project Resource Center, ESMAP
ESMAP in cooperation with the knowledge sharing platform Energypedia has launched an Energy Efficiency Project Resource Center (EEPRC), which offers a repository of documents and templates related to energy efficiency project development (such as sample terms of reference, surveys and questionnaires, examples of economic and financial analysis, and case studies).