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 discusses off-grid electrification options for low-income households in rural Kenya. Topics addressed include the recent introduction of pico hydro schemes (schemes of fewer than five kilowatts), the details of the implementation of two community schemes, and the costs involved.
This report examines Kenya's potential to benefit from the Program on Scaling-Up Renewable Energy in Low Income Countries (SREP), operating under the framework of the Climate Investment Funds.
This report is a collection of case studies that highlight replicable best practices in the use of renewable energy for rural electrification. Examples cover a wide range of technologies, locations, financial support mechanisms, and consumer-tariff schemes.
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 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 article reviews trends in the rural energy sector of Sub-Saharan Africa and discusses the limitations of over-reliance on solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.
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 journal article explores possible consequences of variations in fuel usage for improved cookstove programs and how they might vary by area.
This report describes how as global electricity demand increases, governments are designing and implementing policies to scale up and catalyze renewable energy.