Renewable Energy Off-Grid Explorer

Developer or Source: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Reiner Lemoine Institut, the greenwerk

Most countries facing the access challenge already have rural electrification programmes; most of these countries have also acknowledged the acuteness of the problem. At the same time, off-grid renewable energy solutions find very little consideration in the same countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). The relevance of off-grid renewable energy solutions for climate action has so far been widely neglected. Through this project, the German Development Agency (GIZ) seeks to establish this missing link, by offering new evidence for the exceptional benefits of off-grid renewable energy technologies, and by advocating for greater representation of holistic and sustainable off-grid solutions within countries’ NDCs. Off-grid renewable energy solutions are cleaner, smarter, and cheaper – this is what our model aims to convey. This tool translates data into interactive electrification scenarios that showcase feasible deployment pathways through which the universal access goal can be met. You can engage with these scenarios through this tool and alter underlying assumptions.

Region: East Asia and Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa
Sectors and Topics: Renewable Energy
Scale: National
Expertise Level: Generalist, Practitioner
Resource Type: Analysis Tools
Cost: No
Languages: English
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