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 website provides information about and publications from the Global Village Energy Partnership. Established at the 2002 World Summit for Sustainable Development, this non-profit organization works with local businesses in developing countries to increase access to modern energy.
This report provides information about the current use of electricity in rural areas and analyzes opportunities and challenges to rural electrification in developing countries as well as providing policy recommendations.
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 analyzes the technology, key drivers, restraints, and market trends in the global small wind turbine (less than 100 kilowatts) market.
This report examines strategies to reduce the cost of renewable energy in Namibia, with a particular focus on solar technology.
This directory is an online database of lenders and investors that actively provide finance to the sustainable energy sector worldwide. The directory can help renewable energy and energy efficiency project developers and entrepreneurs identify sources of potential capital easily and quickly.
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.
The training manual is a modular guide intended to help energy entrepreneurs acquire the supplementary knowledge needed to expand their energy businesses. It provides guidelines on business delivery models, business and financial management, and the sources of business finance.