This report analyses the rural electrification policies of Brazil, China, South Africa and India to help guide policymakers in developing an effective rural electrification plan. The document outlines the different paths that each country took to achieve their goals of rural electrification.
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This paper provides a global overview of past market experience, existing applications and results of policies and programs for renewable energy.
This document includes four technical research reports and one policy research report: Study on Wind Power Development; Study on Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Development; Study on Solar Thermal Application and Development; Study on Small Hydro Power Development; Study on the Incentive Policies and Ex
This report presents 12 practical applications of clean energy projects in Asian countries, including solar, wind, small hydropower, and biomass projects.
This website highlights the activities of the United Nations Environment Programme Division of Technology, Industry, and Economics in promoting public and private sector finance of clean energy.
This report discusses the potential of small and medium enterprises to improve energy access and livelihoods in remote and rural areas in developing countries using Cambodia and Laos as examples.
This web-based database provides detailed project output documents from Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) projects. The database contains output documents from specific types of energy access, energy efficiency, and renewable energy programmes.
This article reviews trends in the rural energy sector of Sub-Saharan Africa and discusses the limitations of over-reliance on solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.
This study underscores how improved access to rural energy services can create multiple benefits for rural life, from income and labor productivity to education and women's health.
Small, modular biomass gasifiers are an emerging technology for enhancing the economic productivity of small agricultural-based communities, especially when combined with the “multi-function platform” concept.