This resource describes the technological basics of hydropower, identifies the impacts of converting energy through small hydropower plants and discusses measures that can be taken to minimize and compensate impacts. Examples of small hydropower plants in Europe are provided.
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This report examines strategies to reduce the cost of renewable energy in Namibia, with a particular focus on solar technology.
This report summarizes financing structures in the wind power sector, including a recent history of modern wind project finance (from 1998 to the present) to current financing and impacts on costs.
This presentation addresses the Kythnos microgrid system, which provides energy to residential and commercial establishments on the island.
This paper describes the implementation concept for the intelligent microgrid infrastructure and the process of inviting proposals from a pool of international companies.
This article discusses design and engineering considerations for microgrids, including building codes, power quality and reliability, regulatory environments, and economics.
This report provides a summary of the Competence Platform on Energy Crop and Agroforestry Systems for Arid and Semi-arid Ecosystems (COMPETE) conference, which aimed to contribute to sound and successful bioenergy policy implementation in Africa.
This guidebook provides practical, application-specific information about energy supply options as well as ways to improve energy efficiency in horticulture operations in the areas of irrigation, harvesting and post-harvest operations, cooling and cold storage, drying, and transport.
This report outlines the United Nations Industrial Development Organization's (UNIDO's) strategy—and activities—to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency in developing countries.
This report identifies five obstacles to institutional investor engagement in low carbon growth in developing countries and proposes a package of public finance investments to address this.