TASK — 9

Renewable Energy Services for developing Countries

In 2008 major outputs of Task 9 work since 1999 on PV were compiled together with information on other renewable energy technologies in a synthesis document: Renewable Energy Services for Developing Countries In support of the Millennium Development Goals: Recommended Practice & Key Lessons This document contains: – A comparison of strengths and weaknesses of small- scale hydro, small wind turbines and solar PV for rural electrification – Details on appropriate policy environment, finance solutions and models – Examples of tools to improve the design and implementation of rural electrification projects – Six case studies in Africa, Asia and South America – Key lessons on policy, finance, project implementation, monitoring and evaluation.