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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 method more

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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 to more

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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 Energy more

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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 electric more

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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 national more

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Energy and Poverty in Bangladesh

The report focuses on energy sector in Bangladesh and its linkages to poverty concerns, gaps therein and modalities for overcoming the same. It aims to facilitate the inclusion of a strong energy component into the countries socio-economic development programmes. The report outlines experiences more

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Energy and Poverty in Cambodia

The report focuses on energy sector in Cambodia and its linkages to poverty concerns, gaps therein and modalities for overcoming the same. It aims to facilitate the inclusion of a strong energy component into the countries socio-economic development programmes. The report outlines experiences from more

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Energy and Poverty in China

The report focuses on energy sector in China and its linkages to poverty concerns, gaps therein and modalities for overcoming the same. It aims to facilitate the inclusion of a strong energy component into the countries socio-economic development programmes. The report outlines experiences from more

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Energy and Poverty in Malaysia

The report focuses on energy sector in Malaysia and its linkages to poverty concerns, gaps therein and modalities for overcoming the same. It aims to facilitate the inclusion of a strong energy component into the countries socio-economic development programmes. The report outlines experiences from more