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Financing Renewable Energy Projects

By Jenniy Gregory,Semida Silveira,Anthony Derrick,Paul Cowley,Catherine Alinson,Oliver Parish
ISBN: 9781853393877
The aim of this book is to act as a guide for development workers for financing small renewable systems and a source of reference for further in-depth investigation. The book examines the issues which affect the success of a renewable energy financing programme on both a financial and a technical level.

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  • Synopsis
    Access to affordable energy is essential for sustainable economic development and improvement in living standards. The aim of this book is to act as a guide for development workers for financing small renewable systems and a source of reference for further in-depth investigation. The book examines the issues which affect the success of a renewable energy financing programme on both a financial and a technical level: those interested in setting up financing schemes for renewable energy technologies must also be aware of the technical parameters, which can then be factored into any scheme. Photovoltaics has been chosen as the main example, as one of the most cost-effective ways of bringing electricity to remote areas. However, many of the examples and the financing issues discussed are also applicable to other renewable energy technologies.
  • Table of Contents
    FOREWORD ix
    PREFACE xi
    1 INTRODUCTION 1
    2 RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES 5
    2.1 Photovoltaics 6
    2.2 Solar thermal electric systems 7
    2.3 Solar water heaters 8
    2.4 Solar dryers 8
    2.5 Solar stills 9
    2.6 Solar cookers 9
    2.7 Improved cookstoves 9
    2.8 Biomass and biogas energy technologies 10
    2.9 Wind pumps 12
    2.10 Wind generators 12
    2.11 Micro hydro power 12
    2.12 Stand-alone systems versus Mini-grids 14
    2.13 Conclusions 14
    3 COSTS AND ECONOMICS 15
    3.1 Overview of equipment costs 15
    3.2 Economic assessments 16
    3.3 Economics and real life 19
    3.4 Summary of economic energy and supply options 21
    4 DISSEMINATION ISSUES 22
    4.1 Institutional and non-technical issues 22
    4.2 Technical issues 26
    4.3 Conclusions 29
    5 ROLE OF INSTITUTIONS 30
    5.1 International institutions 30
    5.2 National institutions 37
    5.3 The private sector 42
    5.4 Conclusions 47
    6 FINANCING MECHANISMS 48
    6.1 Lending schemes 48
    6.2 Making RETs affordable 54
    6.3 Revolving funds 57
    6.4 Conclusions 59
    7 SOURCE OF FUNDS 60
    7.1 The financial sector in developing countries 60
    7.2 Bank funds 62
    7.3 Client savings 66
    7.4 Managed funds 67
    7.5 Grants and soft loans 67
    7.6 Conclusions 68
    8 IMPLEMENTING A REVOLVING FUND 73
    8.1 Modelling a revolving fund 73
    8.2 Conclusions 83
    9 PARAMETERS FOR SETTING UP A FINANCING SCHEME 84
    9.1 Determining the appropriate scheme 84
    9.2 Implementation and infrastructure development 87
    9.3 Training 92
    9.4 Monitoring and evaluation 92
    9.5 Effect of market enablement actions 93
    9.6 Issues for subsidised credit 94
    9.7 Conclusions 95
    10 PROJECT CHECKLIST 97
    11 CASE STUDIES 101
    Kenya 101
    Sri Lanka 105
    Democratic Republic of Congo 109
    Indonesia 112
    Dominican Republic 115
    APPENDIX 1: LIFE-CYCLE COSTING 117
    APPENDIX 2: FINANCING MODEL 123
    GLOSSARY 127
    BIBLIOGRAPHY
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    Sub Title N/A
    Author Jenniy Gregory,Semida Silveira,Anthony Derrick,Paul Cowley,Catherine Alinson,Oliver Parish
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 160
    Format Paperback / softback