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Energy Access Case Study 10 – Energy to Move Rural Nepal Out of Poverty: The Rural Energy Development Programme Model in Nepal

This case study documents the Rural Energy Development Programme (REDP) in Nepal, which achieved widespread expansion of energy services and helped to formulate the national Rural Energy Policy. Three hundred and seven micro-hydro plants, 3,099 solar home systems, 6,811 toilet-attached biogasmore

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Energy Access Case Study 11 – Renewable Energy Sector Development: A Decade of Promoting Renewable Energy Technologies in Sri Lanka

This case study documents the experiences of the Government of Sri Lanka in expanding access to energy over 1997-2011 through ESD and RERED projects. In particular, the study reviews the projects’ successful strategy of sector-wide capacity building, creating awareness of renewable energymore

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Energy Access Case Study 12 – Energizing India: Expanding Electricity Access in Rural Areas

This case study documents RGGVY, an Indian government-led rural electrification programme that brought electricity to nearly 12 million households through construction and decentralized operation of electricity distribution infrastructure. Based primarily on desk research, this report presents anmore

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Energy Access Case Study 13 – Augmenting Gross National Happiness in a Remote Bhutan Community: Community-based Micro-Hydro for Livelihoods Enhancement

This case study documents a successful community-based micro-hydro project that provided electricity to households in a remote village in Bhutan. The project has had a significant impact on the livelihoods of the community members, has supported income-generating activities through amore

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Energy Access Case Study 14 – Renting Lighting Services: Paying for the Service and Not the Hardware

This case study documents the experience of a private company disseminating rechargeable solar lanterns to off-grid households in rural Lao PDR as an alternative to the use of diesel. By constructing solar charging stations and distributing rechargeable lanterns, Sunlabob uses an innovative methodmore

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Energy Access Case Study 15 – Entrepreneurship at Grassroots: Diffusion of Biomass Devices in Informal Industries in India

This case study documents an entrepreneurship model applied by Technology Informatics Design Endeavour (TIDE) to meet the energy needs of informal industries in the states of Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh (India). The model and disseminated energy-efficient technologies seek tomore

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Energy Access Case Study 16 – New Solutions for a New Country: Timor-Leste’s Future in Renewable Energy

This case study documents the piloting of renewable energy technologies in isolated rural communities in Timor-Leste. The programme reached 1,875 individuals in 375 households, with multiple impacts on quality of life, income and livelihoods. The programme also developed a national Rural Energymore

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Energy Access Case Study 17 – Modern Energy for a Traditional Society: Applying a Community-driven Model in Vanuatu

This case study documents an energy service delivery model that takes into account local social and cultural settings to ensure effective electrification. The Community Powerhouse model, implemented in remote island communities of Vanuatu, provides decentralized wind- and solar-generated electricmore

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Energy Costing Tool: User Guide

The Energy Costing Tool lays out an exhaustive menu of energy technology options and their costs for a country in the context of its own socio-economic, geographic and resources baseline.  It is designed for use by government planners and decision makers as they adapt their nationalmore