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.
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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.
This study offers one of the first perspectives on the job-creation role of rural energy access. The authors find that there is significant potential for job creation due to rural energy access initiatives, especially small-scale renewables.
This report explores the experiences and challenges of the renewable energy sector to date, both in meeting the requirements of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (RE IPPPP) and in planning for its longer-term implementation.
This journal article explores possible consequences of variations in fuel usage for improved cookstove programs and how they might vary by area.
This guidebook provides guidance, standards and procedures for interconnecting mini grids with a central electric grid as rural electrification advances in developing countries.
This report features biofuel production case studies at different stages of industrial development.
This report describes how as global electricity demand increases, governments are designing and implementing policies to scale up and catalyze renewable energy.
The authors of this report recommend various measures to support large-scale deployment of renewables in Mauritania, including developing a national policy on renewable energy; updating the electricity code and associated implementing decrees; creating the institutional and regulatory framework t
This report—which is based on a country-by-country assessment of supply, demand, renewable energy potential and technology prospects—recommends 14 actions to accelerate the Africa’s renewable energy uptake in Africa.