Task 9 acted as a facilitator for large scale deployment of PV in emerging and developing regions to foster a sustainable economic and social transition process and regional development.
Task 9 had a key role within the PVPS Programme, because it was the only Task with an explicit and strong focus on developing and emerging countries. With the pertinent expertise and know-how, the members of Task 9 strived to address topics of relevance for such countries.
Through its impartial and best of class research work and active dissemination of research results Task 9 significantly contributed to this vision. By cooperating with other PVPS Tasks and national and international development partners, the outreach of Task 9 outputs was leveraged, and research activities and field work of co-operating institutions were complemented and strengthened.
Smaller PV hybrid mini grids (<100 kW) Approach:
PV as a fuel saver (systems >100 kW) Approach:
Many small-island countries, e.g. Cook Islands have ambitious 100% RE targets, while many others have high targets such as 60 to 80%. In most of the countries the objective is to reduce their dependency on imported fossil fuels, in particular diesel, for electricity generation. Targets often being set by politicians, the relevant Government departments and utilities are then “left alone” with the task to identify and address all the technical and non-technical requirements to meet the target. The subtasks:
Based on experience from various countries, a list has been compiled reflecting the various activities that should be undertaken providing quality PV training programs that can be part of national training frameworks. The activity is mainly related to technical level trainings. Possible case studies to be considered are: Kenya, ECOWAS countries and Senegal.
Task 1 recently did a study on the same topic in 18 industrialised countries. The objective of the current subtask was to broaden the study to emerging and developing countries.
This subtask focused on contributing to IEC TC-82 (WG 6 and JWG 1) and safety issues within IEC62109