Resources

Compiled here is a collection of renewable energy resources (best practice/lessons learned guides, studies and assessments, program reports etc.) for a variety of audiences including government, private sector and NGOs. Each entry is categorized by its corresponding RELWA program focus area and provides a short explanation and an attachment or link to access the resource.

The resources are also available by focus area.

Reports

Assessment of the Improved Stove Market in Bangladesh

This report documents innovative models for the creation of a commercial cookstove market in Bangladesh, with a focus on getting to scale. The purpose is to identify locally operating organizations in Bangladesh involved in improved cookstove activities and programs with significant capacity of achieving scale, as well as to propose areas of intervention where USAID funding could help eliminate clearly identified obstacles to scaling up. Potentially replicable commercialization models in other energy sectors (solar home systems and biogas plants) were closely studied.

Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Generation Training and Field Support

This Toolkit is intended to help USAID mission staff and national decision makers understand and assess the relevance of policies and programs that have been used successfully in support of large, grid-connected renewable energy development. The toolkit highlights key issues that must be addressed in the design of a renewable energy framework, and seeks to explain key concepts.

Fuel-Efficient Stove Programs in Humanitarian Settings

The purpose of this Toolkit is to help humanitarian organizations determine if a Fuel-Efficient Stove program is feasible and appropriate for a given setting, and if so, how to design and implement an effective program for wood-burning stoves.  This Toolkit is designed to take implementer organizations through a step-by-step process of assessment, planning, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of a proposed activity. It contains twelve steps.