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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Financial Mechanisms and Investment Frameworks for Renewables in Developing Countries

Renewable energy has made significant strides on the world stage in recent years and developing countries have been at the forefront of this progress. Global financing for renewable energy in the developing world grew to USD 89 billion by 2011, more than doubling the level of investment in only four years and accounting for a third of new total global investment.

The Energy Efficiency Investment Forum: Scaling Up Financing in the Developing World

The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) is a global technical assistance partnership administered by the World Bank and sponsored by bi-lateral official donors, since 1983. ESMAP's mission is to promote the role of energy in poverty reduction and economic growth in an environmentally responsible manner. Its work applies to low-income, emerging, and transition economies and contributes to the achievement of internationally agreed development goals.

Powering Progress: The Potential of Renewable Energy in Somalia. Report.

One of the most critical issues for economic growth and stability in Somalia is affordable access to electricity. This report describes the evolving landscape of energy in the country and outlines the burden of limited electricity services and extremely high tariffs on households, businesses, and the environment. The current situation impedes the creation of new businesses and undermines investments in the country. This research explores the viability of and prospects for renewable energy to alleviate the multifaceted energy-related problems hindering Somalia.

Powering Progress: The Potential of Renewable Energy in Somalia. Policy Brief.

One of the most critical issues for economic growth and stability in Somalia is affordable access to electricity. This policy brief highlights the work of Somalis to introduce renewable energy solutions to their country. It offers suggestions for entrepreneurs, investors, civil society, and governments to help Somalis achieve affordable, reliable, and efficient energy from renewables.

Investment in renewable energy generates jobs.

This research brief is a digest of the study Skills and Occupational Needs in Renewable Energy (ILO, 2011), which resulted from a joint EC-ILO project on Knowledge sharing in early identification of skill needs. The project covered over 30 countries worldwide – both developed and developing. It was supported by the EU Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity – PROGRESS (2007-2013). It was implemented in the framework of the Green Jobs Initiative – a partnership between the ILO, UNEP, IOE and ITUC.

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Financing and Policy Network: Options Study and Proceedings of the International Forum

The purpose of this report is to present the findings of the FPN scoping study and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Financing and Policy Network Forum.

The Role of Smart Grids in Integrating Renewable Energy

Flexible, strong, and smart grids play a crucial role in the integration of variable renewable energy (RE). As high levels of variable RE penetration become increasingly common across power systems, attention to grid operations and planning becomes more important. Smart grid technologies offer new options for integrating variable RE, yet technology is not the only important area of focus—innovative policy, regulation, and business models are needed to incentivize and implement next-generation grid architectures.

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.

Energy solutions in rural Africa: mapping electrification costs of distributed solar and diesel generation versus grid extension

Three rural electrification options are analysed showing the cost optimal conditions for a sustainable energy development applying renewable energy sources in Africa. A spatial electricity cost model has been designed to point out whether diesel generators, photovoltaic systems or extension of the grid are the least-cost option in off-grid areas. The resulting mapping application offers support to decide in which regions the communities could be electrified either within the grid or in an isolated mini-grid.

Paying the Price for Unreliable Power Supplies: In-House Generation of Electricity by Firms in Africa

This paper documents the prevalence of own generation of electric power in Sub-Saharan Africa and attempts to identify the underlying causes.