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 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 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 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.
This calculator accounts for capital costs, operations and maintenance, performance, and fuel costs to estimate the levelized cost of energy, expressed in cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh), for both utility-scale and distributed generation renewable energy technologies.
The UK is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050, relative to 1990 levels. We need a transformation of the UK economy while ensuring secure, low carbon energy supplies to 2050, and face major choices about how to do this.