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This article includes a series of publications that focus on topics related to PV deployment for regional development.
PV Systems for Rural Health Facilities in Developing Areas
outlines a technical overview towards deployment of PV systems for rural health facilities
in developing areas. The demand and supply of energy in health facilities is analyzed, and international standards are presented. Technical and economic aspects of different power generation options are also discussed.
According to the report, regulatory frameworks, institutional frameworks and business models are the main frameworks for a successful PV supply program for health facilities. Similarly, lessons learnt from past projects show that the sustainability of PV systems also require one to consider the technological aspects, capacity building, operation and maintenance.
Innovative Business Models and Financing Mechanisms for PV Deployment in Emerging Regions
intends to provide the reader with ideas about how the issue of financing could be addressed. Six case studies of innovative business models and financing mechanisms are presented, ranging from pico-sized systems to large-scale PV plants including grid-connected as well as off-grid PV systems.
The case studies illustrate that establishing a successful business model requires a thorough understanding of the specific regulatory, economic, social and cultural situation in the targeted region.
Rural Electrification with PV Hybrid Systems - Overview and Recommendations for Further Deployment
With decreasing PV prices, PV / diesel hybrid mini-grids attract significant attention from institutions in charge of rural electrification and donor agencies - to mitigate fuel price increases, deliver operating cost reductions, and offer higher service quality than traditional single-source generation systems. The combining of technologies provides interesting opportunities to overcome certain technical limitations.This publication aims to present the state of the art situation of PV / diesel hybrid systems for rural electrification and to highlight the main remaining issues – from the design, technical and implementation perspectives.
- Download the french version here.
This publication is part of the activities under Task 9 and for a full list of reports please refer to http://iea-pvps.org/index.php?id=task9 or contact the Operating Agents firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com