Somali Renewable Energy Resource Database

The Resource database is a compilation of renewable energy research papers/reports (policy, technical or other), case studies, best practice examples, discussion papers, working papers, and feasibility studies, either specifically from Somalia or elsewhere that will help expand market understanding and provide market relevant data to help Somali energy providers make informed decisions.

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May, 2016

Photovoltaics for Productive Use Applications: A Catalogue of DC-Appliances

Part 1 provides an overview of various productive use applications and associated
aspects, such as users of PV appliances. Furthermore it describes relevant technical
issues, gives a brief overview of the development of DC mini grids and concludes with
a description of challenges when introducing PV-powered appliances for PUE.
Part 2 comprises the actual appliance factsheets. These datasheets for the individual
appliances are grouped into sections according to 7 categories.
 
German Cooperation Advancements in Technology
May, 2016

Wind Resource Map: Horn of Africa

This map of simulated wind speed in the Horn of Africa was
prepared by The World Bank’s cartographic unit using mapping
outputs provided by 3E and DTU Wind under contract to The World
Bank.
The work was funded and supported by the Energy Sector
Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), a multi-donor trust
fund administered by The World Bank, under a global initiative
on Renewable Energy Resource Mapping. Further details on the
initiative can be obtained from the ESMAP website.
The World Bank Group Other
May, 2016

Wind Resource Map: Somalia

This map of simulated wind speed in Somalia was prepared by The World Bank’s
cartographic unit using mapping outputs provided by 3E and DTU Wind under contract
to The World Bank.
The work was funded and supported by the Energy Sector Management Assistance
Program (ESMAP), a multi-donor trust fund administered by The World Bank, under a
global initiative on Renewable Energy Resource Mapping. Further details on the initiative
can be obtained from the ESMAP website.
The World Bank Group Other
January, 2016

ESRES Energy Security and Resource Efficiency in Somaliland - Stakeholder Analysis

The Energy Security and Resource Efficiency (ESRES) project for Somaliland is financed by the UK
Department for International Development (DFID) and at £20 million for Phase I and II, is currently the largest
potential fund in Somaliland investing in Renewable Energy. Phase I runs for 30 months (Sept 2015 – Feb
2018) and has been allocated £5 million. It is considered to be the pilot phase. Lessons learned from past
projects supported in Somaliland and elsewhere, suggest that technical assistance is important. Therefore,
ESRES Strengthening Investment Opportunity
January, 2016

ESRES Inception Report

Renewable energy (RE) technology constitutes a potential opportunity for power providers, but it requires heavy capital investment and access to finance remains a major constraint in Somaliland. Power providers are unlikely to move towards RE until it has proven its commercial viability. Thus, international assistance is needed to allow the sector to grow.

ESRES Strengthening Investment Opportunity
December, 2015

Renewable Energy and Jobs Annual Review 2015

This second edition of the Renewable Energy and Jobs - Annual Review presents the status of renewable energy employment, both by technology and in selected countries. The table at the end of this report summarises the findings across major markets.

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Skilled Workforce Training
December, 2015

MIT D-Lab Solar Lighting Product Comparision - Full Product Database

Full product database that allows for comprehensive technical specification comparison of over 50 solar lantern and solar lighting and power systems that have passed Lighting Global's Quality Assurance testing.

D-Lab Advancements in Technology
December, 2015

Somalia: Solar Lighting Information Sheet

Contains key technical specifications of the products available in Somalia.

D-Lab Advancements in Technology
September, 2015

The Productive Use of Renewable Energy in Africa

This paper addresses the need for reliable energy access for businesses to enable the productive use of clean energies. Energy security from private sector perspective means that present and future access to energy is guaranteed at affordable prices. It focuses on the benefits of PURE, highlights lessons learnt and challenges, and formulates recommendations to stimulate its spread and better realise its potential.

Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) Policy
June, 2015

Renewables and Electricity Storage

The aim of this roadmap is to identify in more detail priority areas for action, specify activities for international cooperation among different stakeholders and provide a framework to monitor progress. The choices in this roadmap reflect input and feedback gathered from over 150 stakeholders attending four international IRENA electricity storage policy and regulation workshops in Germany, India, and Japan.

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Advancements in Technology