The publication provides insights into some of the complications inherent in the private household and social cost-benefit “calculus” of interventions to promote new cooking technologies and practices.
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This regularly published report analyses PV competitiveness with retail and wholesale energy markets for residential segment (PV systems of 3 kW), commercial (PV systems of 30 kW) and the utility-scale segment (PV systems of 50 MW).
This report presents data on biofuel production in tropical countries in an attempt to provide a preliminary discussion of the agro-environmental impact of biofuel development. Specific attention is paid to Brazil and Malaysia, as they are the major possible exporters to the European Union.
This report is intended to support policymakers who want to accelerate energy access by engaging private-sector participants in developing countries or regions.
According to the authors, this report reveals the major potential for societies to raise economic performance and extend significant environmental and social benefits through improved energy productivity.
This report identifies the main risks and barriers limiting investment. It also supplies a toolkit for policy makers, public and private investors, and public finance institutions to scale up their investments in renewable energy.
This report analyses the impact of delivery models on the creation of sustainable welfare benefits. Three case studies are selected, comprising one renewable energy mini-grid project or programme from Nepal, Peru and Kenya.
This report examines the key factors influencing investors in mini-grid projects, including licensing, tariff regulation, access to finance and specific project risks related to the eventual arrival of the main grid.
This online database features 26 countries in the Asia-Pacific region and 40 years of resource use. It was developed as a result of a three-year science-based consultative process mandated by countries in the region.
The Sustainable Energy Marketplace is a virtual platform that gathers renewable energy actors and IRENA's expertise and work to pursue together the deployment of renewable energies in developing countries.