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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.

Source: Energy Policy, Energy, Environment and Development Network for Africa (AFREPREN/FWD)
Date: January 2002

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.

Source: World Bank

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.

Source: International Renewable Energy Agency
Date: June 2012

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.

Source: International Institute for Environment and Development
Date: June 2013

This journal article explores possible consequences of variations in fuel usage for improved cookstove programs and how they might vary by area.

Source: Energy Policy
Date: March 2014

This guidebook provides guidance, standards and procedures for interconnecting mini grids with a central electric grid as rural electrification advances in developing countries.

Source: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Schatz Energy Research Center
Date: April 2013

This report features biofuel production case studies at different stages of industrial development.

Source: Utrecht University, Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development
Date: November 2013

This report describes how as global electricity demand increases, governments are designing and implementing policies to scale up and catalyze renewable energy.

Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Date: May 2015

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

Source: International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Date: September 2015

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.

Source: International Renewable Energy Agency
Date: January 2015