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  1. Renewable Energy Technologies for Rural Development

    This paper: 1) reviews international commitments to RET use and rural development and examines the link connecting RETs with rural development; 2) looks at RET options and potential benefits and deployment challenges; 3) investigates, using a number of ca ...

    United Nations

    August 2011

  2. Strengthening Public-Private Partnerships to Accelerate Global Electricity Technology Deployment

    This report reviews different policy mechanisms that can strengthen public-private partnerships (PPP)s. The goal of this report is to identify the best PPPs that support the global deployment of low and zero-emitting electricity technologies and identify ...

    United Nations

    August 2011

  3. Hybrid Mini-Grids For Rural Electrification: Lessons Learned

    This report identifies the best practices for mini-grid implementation by looking at things like power purchase agreements; operation and maintenance costs; and regulatory framework and business, economic and social factors. This document primarily looks ...

    Alliance for Rural Electrification

    August 2011

  4. Assessing Policy Options for Increasing the Use of Renewable Energy for Sustainable Development: Modelling Energy Scenarios for Ghana

    This report compares the potential and cost of three national policies (renewable energy quota or REQ, public benefit fund, and clean development mechanism) to address accessibility, affordability, and import dependence issues in Ghana. Energy models foun ...

    United Nations

    May 2006

  5. Economic Risk and Sensitivity Analysis for Small-Scale Hydropower Projects: International Energy Agency (IEA) Technical Report

    This report addresses economic risks related to hydropower projects. It focuses on helping developers, owners, and investors assess, plan, and operate small hydropower projects by presenting expected costs, benefits, and methods to calculate uncertainties ...

    International Energy Agency

    March 2000

  6. Clean Energy Applications in Asia and the Pacific

    This report presents 12 practical applications of clean energy projects in Asian countries, including solar, wind, small hydropower, and biomass projects. For each application, the report briefly describes the specific project, lessons learned, barriers t ...

    Asian Development Bank

    November 2006

  7. India's Strategic Plan for New and Renewable Energy Sector for the Period 2011-2017

    This document outlines the mission, objectives, goals, implementation, and evaluation plan for India's renewable energy sector. The strategy includes on-grid and off-grid solutions, and focuses on financial incentives for implementing a policy emphas ...

    India Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

    February 2011

  8. Kenya Scaling-Up Renewable Energy Program: Scoping Mission Report

    This report examines Kenya's potential to benefit from the Program on Scaling-Up Renewable Energy in Low Income Countries (SREP), operating under the framework of the Climate Investment Funds. The report reviews the renewable energy context in Kenya— ...

    Climate Investment Funds

    February 2011

  9. Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol (Website)

    This website contains key tools and documents relating to the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol, which is a sustainability assessment framework for hydropower development and operation. Resources include the Hydropower Sustainability Assessmen ...

    International Hydropower Association

    November 2010

  10. Integrated Method for Power Analysis (IMP 5.0)

    Integrated Method for Power Analysis (IMP) is a tool for evaluating small-scale hydroelectric power sites. By combining IMP with relevant meteorological and topographical data, users can evaluate all aspects of an un-gauged hydropower site, including the ...

    Hydraulic Energy Programme