TERI Africa


  • Policy Brief on Solar PV for Enhancing Electricity Access in Kenya: What Policies are Required?

    Modern energy services are crucial to human well-being and to a country's economic development; and yet globally over 1.3 billion people are without access to electricity and 2.6 billion people are without clean cooking facilities. More than 95 per cent of these people are either in Sub-Saharan African or developing Asia and 84 per cent are in rural areas (International Energy Agency, 2015). Sub-Saharan Africa is rich in energy resources but very poor in energy supply, making the region have highest access deficit in electrification rate, only just managing to stay abreast of population growth. Making reliable and affordable energy widely available is therefore critical to the development of the region that accounts for 13 per cent of the world's population but only 4 per cent of its energy demand (OECD/IEA 2014).

  • Dissemination of Solar Energy Technologies in Ethiopia

    The National Workshop on "Dissemination of Solar Energy Technologies in Ethiopia: Opportunities and Challenges" was held from May 19–20, 2014 in Addis Ababa. The national workshop was attended by about 77 representatives from the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy (MoWIE), Regional Energy Bureaus, Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre and Network (HoA-REC&N), The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), bilateral agencies, solar energy businesses, microfinance institutions, universities, and research institutes. The main objective of the workshop was to assess the current solar market in Ethiopia by reviewing successes and challenges of the stakeholders. The specific goals were to evaluate opportunities, challenges, and best practices in policies and regulatory frameworks, marketing and financing and existing technologies. The main aim of this workshop proceeding was to capture the main contents and outcomes of the event and avail to the stakeholders and to the public at large.

  • Research Projects (Mapping Capacity and Potential)

    TERI in collaboration with the University of Oslo, Norway, is pursuing a solar transitions pilot project in Kenya. The project marks to develop village scale power supply model which targets provision of affordable and accessible basic lighting and electricity services for off-grid communities through an approach where all services are housed in one centre proximate to the community. The energy centre model is based on a 2.16 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system which provides energy for a range of services, i.e., lantern charging and renting, charging of mobile phones, IT-services, TV and video shows. This joint work of TERI and the University of Oslo is aimed at revealing success stories and inspire other villages of Africa for the establishment of a solar energy centre.

  • Technology Discussion Forum (TDF) Ethiopia Proceeding

    The first of its kind Technology Discussion Forum (TDF) on national performance benchmarks and standards for improved cookstoves and solar lighting systems was held at the Desalegn Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on May 23, 2013. The TDF was organized by the Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre & Network (HoA-REC&N)-Addis Ababa University and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), India with an objective of discussing on the standardization of quality and performance of improved cookstoves and solar technologies in Ethiopia.

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