Accelerating Off-grid Renewable Energy: Key Findings and Recommendations from IOREC 2016

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Source:
IRENA
Date:
1 January 2017

This document brings report the key messages that emerged from the Third International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference (IOREC 2016), including the importance of (1) mainstreaming off-grid renewable energy in national rural electrification strategies, (2) creating an ecosystem to accelerate deployment, (3) designing dedicated policies and regulations for the off-grid sector, (4) unlocking capital for energy access, (5) identifying the right business models for deploying off-grid renewables, (6) innovating to improve accessibility, reliability and range of electricity services, (7) strengthening the sustainability of energy access efforts and maximizing benefits and (8) harnessing the cross-sector development impact of off-grid renewables.