Research Reports

Grid Parity of Solar PV Rooftop Systems for the Commercial and Industrial Sectors

Solar PV Rooftop Systems This study makes an assessment of the policy and regulatory regimes emerging to support implementation of rooftop solar in India, the design of solar photovoltaic systems aimed at self-consumption at the facility level, the ability of the financial institutions to increase lending in the rooftop PV sector, the current state of the rooftop solar market, the expected growth in short and medium terms, and the supply infrastructure needed to boost the rooftop solar segment, including through the provision of a skilled workforce.

This publication where we contributed is part of a broader TERI project that has been supported by KfW.

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SMEs and access to green finance in India


SMEs and access to green finance in India

India's population is growing. In order to provide jobs for its youth and to ensure a decent standard of living, the Indian economy needs to grow rapidly. Yet, to prevent this economic growth to result in even more overcrowding of cities, inadequate infrastructure, polluted air and water, the push for economic growth needs to go in hand with the push for sustainable consumption and production (SCP) practices. Especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) need to be encouraged and supported in adopting SCP practices as they - as elsewhere - form the backbone of the country's economy. Such support includes technical support and capacity building but also access to finance for implementing SCP measures. This study offers an up-to-date review of trends, opportunities and barriers in the Indian financial sector, with a special focus on SME access to green finance.

This publication where we contributed is a part of a broader adelphi project with the SWITCH-Asia Network Facility.

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SMEs and access to green finance in Myanmar

SMEs and access to green finance in Myanmar Myanmar is an economy in transition. The country has gone through dramatic changes in recent years. From a closed economy operating in isolation, Myanmar has now opened its doors for foreign investment across sectors. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) account for 99% of all enterprises in the country. With 70% of the total workforce in the country employed by SMEs, they play an important role in the socio-economic development of Myanmar. This study offers a review of the current landscape in terms of areas for improvement, existing opportunities and trends ahead.

This publication where we contributed is a part of a broader adelphi project with the SWITCH-Asia Network Facility.

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Integrating renewable energy and energy efficiency in the Transmission and Distribution grids of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka


Renewable energy and energy efficiency

This is a study of the issues related to integration of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency into the Tamil Nadu and Karnataka grids. An overall systemic view of infrastructure, systems, technology, processes and organizations is required for integration and for the planned increase of renewable capacity and to implement energy efficiency. In the absence of which, generation capacity will not necessarily translate to production and consumption of renewable energy and the energy deficit conditions will not be met.

This publication is part of a broader World Resources Institute program that is aimed at reducing the electricity demand-supply gap in the states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. This project has been supported by Shakti Foundation.

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The Final 50 Miles: Using Village Level Entrepreneur networks for increasing clean energy access

Village Level Entrepreneur - Clean Energy The publication lists out the Village Level Entrepreneur (VLE) channels across India, their geographies of operation and their services. Clean energy companies can leverage the findings to recruit and train micro entrepreneurs in villages and to work with existing VLE networks to sell and service their products. It also helps VLE networks interested in partnerships to understand various clean energy products.

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Microgrids in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in India


Microgrids in India

In December 2012, Sanjoy Sanyal, and David Ferris cleantech journalist, took a road journey across Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. Where the grid does not reach, small power plants bring light. This briefing note reports on clean energy technology companies with rural electrification solutions. It details models and technologies that they are implementing to provide energy for all in rural areas and the challenges they face.

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Power to the People

Clean energy access Investing in Clean Energy for the Base of Pyramid Markets in India. This report informs investors about the market potential of the clean energy industry serving India’s rural Base of the Pyramid (BoP) market, by looking at its opportunities, challenges, and potential paths to growth. ICICI Foundation was the main supporter of the project.

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Investment Potential of Energy Service Companies in India

The Investment Potential of Energy Service Companies in India. The purpose of this study is to provide a better understanding of the potential of India’s Energy Service Company (ESCO) industry in order for impact investors to make better-informed investment decisions.

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