Geothermal energy (thermal energy produced by and stored in the earth) produces electricity by using steam to rotate a turbine that activates a generator
A decentralized microgrid is a localized group of multiple electricity sources (usually solar panels) that can operate in either a grid-connected system, connected to the wider energy grid, or as a standalone system
The Access to Energy Fund is jointly initiated by the Dutch government and FMO in 2007 to support private sector projects aimed at providing long-term access to energy services in developing countries.
GI Hub CEO Marie Lam-Frendo discusses energy storage's disruptive potential and how its future is becoming increasingly important in light of the trends in global energy supply and demand.
Through maps, charts and images, the Atlas combines scientifically reliable data sources to provide a complete view of Africa’s energy needs, resources and opportunities.
The EEGM is a $25 million guarantee fund designed to address the Latin America and Caribbeank access to competitive financing and overall barriers energy Service Companies (ESCOs) face to providing energy efficient solutions to businesses.
Population growth and economic development, aggravated by climate change, will increase pressure on energy and water resources. Integrated planning can make the most of these two essential and scarce resources. Thirsty Energy, a World Bank initiative, helps countries address these issues and ensure sustainable development of both resources. This note focuses on the water needs of the power sector and particularly answers the following questions: Why is this issue important? Do power plants need all that much water? What about other types of plants? What are the challenges? and, What are our options?
This Energy Sector Policy Note is intended to support the Government of Mozambique in determining priorities for policy decisions with the aim of delivering efficiently produced, technically and financially sustainable electricity supply to the Mozambican population.
The Uruguayan government planned to diversify its energy mix, reducing its heavy reliance on hydropower1 and imported fossil fuels during drought seasons
Focused on the electricity system, BloombergNEF s (BNEF s) New Energy Outlook (NEO) combines the expertise of over 65 market and technology specialists in 12 countries to provide a unique view of how the market will evolve. Each year BNEF makes a number of changes to NEO as they strive to improve the completeness and complexity of their analysis. Click on the link to BNEF s website to see the 10 key findings.
This brief outlines some new technological solutions for energy storage in emerging markets
The CEFPF was established in 2007 to help improve energy security in developing member countries and decrease the rate of climate change.
The World Energy Outlook (WEO) has published databases on electricity access and reliance on traditional biomass for cooking since 2002.
This brief outlines some of the issues surrounding permitting and licencing regimes for renewable energy projects and why they are important
The project objective is to unlock financing for energy efficiency projects in Brazilian cities, in particular in the public street lighting and urban industry sectors, by improving the credit rating and technical quality of projects.
This report looks at the nature of Variable Renewable Energy (VRE) and the resulting challenges associated with the integration of VRE technologies into a power system. It provides an overview of the measures available to limit and manage these challenges. This report highlights the importance of increased flexibility when integrating high levels of VRE, and focuses on two sets of options to provide such flexibility: natural gas-fired power generation technologies and energy storage.