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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 paper offers lessons learned from the 16 regional and utility-specific, distributed solar generation studies summarized in A Review of Solar PV Benefit and Cost Studies, a July 2013 report by the Rocky Mountain Institute.

Source: Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc., Rábago Energy LLC.
Date: March 2014

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

This paper explores the impending arrival of the solar-plus-battery as a fundamentally different "utility in a box." The report details scenarios in the U.S.

Source: Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)
Date: February 2014

This website provides case studies of local governments that are powering their operations and lowering their emissions using renewable energy, such as solar, wind, and geothermal technologies and methane capture from landfills.

Source: International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives

This spreadsheet-based model can be used to estimate the delivered cost of energy for power plants, including the levelised cost of energy as well as transmission and distribution (T&D).

Source: The World Bank - Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP)
Date: June 2012

The World Bank and the International Finance Corporation provide the Global Solar Atlas—in addition to a series of global, regional and country GIS data layers and poster maps—to support the scale-up of solar power in their client countries.

Source: The World Bank Group
Date: January 2017

The Jobs and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) models are user-friendly screening tools that estimate the economic impacts of constructing and operating power plants, fuel production facilities, and other projects at the local (usually state) level.

Source: United States National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Date: August 2012

Bloomberg New Energy Finance provides a full market review of a rapidly changing energy landscape in the United States.

Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance, The Business Council for Sustainable Energy
Date: January 2013

This article in the the ICER Chronicle details a novel approach to a distributed solar tariff, called the “Value of Solar” tariff (“VOST”), which addresses important utility and customer issues, and offers some significant improvements over traditional net metering approaches.

Source: International Confederation of Energy Regulators
Date: December 2013