The role of community-scale renewables in developing countries

This side event explored the role that micro- and small-scale renewables can play in addressing energy poverty in developing countries. It featured presentations from a panel of experts including individuals from the academic, NGO and business worlds which looked at the technical and economic potential of different renewable technologies in poor communities and discuss the obstacles and opportunities they present.

Topics addressed include:

  • How widely are micro-renewables currently being used in developing countries and what are the prospects for growth?

  • First-hand experience of the practicalities of implementing projects in remote and challenging environments.

  • Is there a business case for micro-renewables and what economic opportunities do these rapidly growing countries present?


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