eC2: Scaling Solar Ethiopia – Resource Measurement Campaign

Deadline: 07-Feb-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)solar-energy

The Scaling Solar program (see aims to accelerate the roll-out of competitively priced, utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) power in Sub-Saharan Africa through a coordinated, packaged and largely standardised joint World Bank Group (World Bank, IFC, and MIGA) solution based on a templated Public Private Partnership (PPP) transaction. To date, four countries have signed up to the program and more countries are expected to follow shortly. In relation to Scaling Solar Ethiopia, IFC intends to hire a firm to provide reliable on-site measured solar resource data for an expected 3 separate sites in Ethiopia for a period of 1 year. The firm is to install, manage and maintain solar resource measurement stations at these sites in order to provide bankable solar resource data in line with the details to be provided in the terms of reference.

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eC2: Myanmar – National Multi-Tier framework Energy Access Household Energy Survey

Deadline: 26-Oct-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – WashinSurveygton D.C.)

A reputed firm with extensive experience in household surveys and, preferably, expertise on energy sector including on-grid and off-grid solutions including mini-grid is sought to conduct the household, community/facility, and mini-grid operator survey to establish the baseline on energy access in the Myanmar using the multi-tier framework approach to track progress towards SDG7 and SE4ALL goal. The survey will be nationally representative and administered to both urban and rural localities. The firm will work with the World Bank-ESMAP to pre-test, finalize and implement the survey. Data collection should be carefully monitored to ensure high quality information. After completing the fieldwork, the firm will deliver the final dataset and summary report to the World Bank-ESMAP. Additional details on the scope of work will be available in the Terms of Reference (TOR).

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Energy storage: A critical piece of the power puzzle

Just months after a historic climate conference in Paris, I can’t help but marvel at how far the world has progressed in the uptake of renewable energy. Take solar power, for example. What used to be a prohibitively expensive endeavor just years ago, is now a household-level solution in many countries. Then there are the record-setting solar auctions in countries like Zambia, the United Arab Emirates, India, Mexico, and Peru.
So what’s the next critical piece of the puzzle in our global efforts to provide sustainable energy for all? Continue reading