Off-Grid Renewable Energy Solutions

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Source:
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Date:
1 July 2018

Off-grid renewable energy solutions have emerged as a mainstream solution to expand access to modern energy services in a timely and environmentally sustainable manner. The evidence base on the transformative socioeconomic impact of off-grid solutions is expanding with the documentation of country- and project-level case studies. To contribute to the filling of this gap, IRENA has been collecting country-level capacity statistics for off-grid renewable energy applications. This brief captures some of these trends and discusses the key components of an enabling environment to scale-up deployment.