Category Archives: Mini Grid

OFF-GRID SOLAR MARKET TRENDS REPORT 2020 March 2020

Context and Key Definitions Over the past decade, the biennial Lighting Global/GOGLA Market Trends Report has been the anchor of the Lighting Global/GOGLA franchise of market data and trends reports, which are the go-to source of sector information for investors, … Continue reading

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Operation &Maintenance

Best Practice Guidelines South Africa edition Foreword Welcome to the South Africa edition of the Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Best Practice Guidelines. Building on Version 4.0 of SolarPower Europe’s O&M Best Practice Guidelines, this edition is adapted to the South … Continue reading

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REPORT OF THE EXPERT GROUT

Today, India’s 275 GW of installed electricity generating capacity is significantly higher than 140 GW of peak demand. In fact, India’s coal generation capacity alone is higher than its peak demand. Despite installed capacity exceeding power demand, some parts of … Continue reading

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BUSINESS SUPPORT TO THE INDIA POLIY DIALOGUES PROJECT

Introductio This paper aims at informing EU businesses in the offshore wind sector about the supply chain for a potential osffhore wind sector in India. In particular, technical solutions from EU businesses could be instrumental in establishing the -rst projects, … Continue reading

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Renewable Energy and Jobs Annual Review 2021

RENEWABLE ENERGY JOBS: MAIN FINDINGS The renewable energy sector employed 12 million people, directly and indirectly, in 2020.1 The number has continued to grow worldwide over the past decade. The solar photovoltaic (PV), bioenergy, hydropower and wind power industries have … Continue reading

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FOSTERING LIVELIHOODS WITH DECENTRALISED RENEWABLE ENERGY AN ECOSYSTEMS APPROACH

Access to modern energy is a pre-requisite for socio-economic development. Yet, over 750 million people continued to live without electricity access in 2019 and many more had to contend with unreliable supply. The consequent economic and social cost is significant … Continue reading

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GRID CODES FOR RENEWABLE POWERED SYSTEMS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This report contains the latest developments and good practices to develop grid connection codes for power systems with high shares of variable renewable energy (VRE) – solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind. The analysis is an update of the … Continue reading

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Tracking SDG 7: The Energy Progress Report (2020)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The 2020 edition of Tracking SDG 7: The Energy Progress Report monitors and assesses attainments in the global quest for universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy by 2030. The latest available data and select energy … Continue reading

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The Impact of the 10kW Net Metering Limit on India’s Rooftop Solar Market

Introduction The Indian rooftop solar market grew from a mere 623 megawatts (MW) in 2015 to about 5.9 gigawatts (GW) by June 2020.1 However, there is a shortfall of about 34GW which needs to be fulfilled in the next two years … Continue reading

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Renewable energy and climate pledges: Five years after the Paris Agreement

With the adoption of the Paris Agreement on 12 December 2015, nearly all countries around the world agreed to keep the rise in the average global temperature well below 2 degrees Celsius (°C) this century compared to pre-industrial levels, and … Continue reading

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