Energy Access Case Study 06 – Going Renewable: China’s Success Story in Capacity DevelopmentJan 13, 2012This case study documents the Capacity Building for the Rapid Commercialization of Renewable Energy project (CRE) in China. The CRE has promoted widespread adoption of renewable energy technologies by strengthening the capacities of public and private organizations, facilitating and supporting new policy initiatives, developing a regulatory system, and providing technical and co-financing support for high-value commercial pilot projects.
Energy Access Case Study 07 – The Pacific Response: Electrifying Isolated IslandsJan 13, 2012This case study documents the Fijian Government’s achievements in expanding access to electricity in rural areas over the 1986-2009 period. It identifies key government institutions in rural electrification, assesses the objectives and implementation of the 1993 Rural Electrification Policy, and identifies good practices, challenges and lessons learned.
Energy Access Case Study 08 – Turning Tradition to New Ends: Improving Water Mills in NepalJan 13, 2012This case study documents the experience of the Improved Water Mill programme in Nepal, which promotes a simple and versatile technology that uses available water resources to produce 3-4 kW of mechanical and electrical power to meet rural energy needs. The study shows that expanding energy services for the poor needs to combine an appropriate and affordable technology with access to financial services, private sector motivation and a clear formulation of responsibilities and ownership.
Energy Access Case Study 09 – Women’s Power: Energy Services for Rural Women in IndiaJan 13, 2012This case study documents the experiences of Jagriti, a community-based organization operating in the hilly areas of India that implements its programme through women’s savings and credit groups. Jagriti has been disseminating a number of energy-saving devices that have improved the lives of poor women while empowering them in a variety of ways.