Where Sun Meets Water: Floating Solar Market Report

Published on http://www.worldbank.org on October 30, 2018

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Floating solar technologies are paving the way to significantly scale up the use of DCIM100MEDIADJI_0037.JPGsolar energy around the world, especially in countries with high population density and where land is a constraint
  • This first-of-its-kind market report estimates the global potential of floating solar, even under conservative assumptions, to be 400 gigawatts (GW). That is roughly the total capacity of all solar photovoltaic installations worldwide at the end of 2017

 

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eC2: Investment Funding Mechanisms and Institutional Set-up Options for a National Urban Flood Risk Investment Program for Indonesian Cities

Deadline: 09-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank is supporting the Government of Indonesia to address critical urban indonesiaflood risk management and investment needs in Indonesia. This technical assignment will assist with the development of a conceptual framework design for a national urban flood risk reduction investment program, which could comprise risk reduction investments, technical capacity building, knowledge sharing, and innovation generation. The key output will be a conceptual framework and sustainable implementation model for the proposed program that addresses the identified needs through proposed financial and organizational arrangements; makes recommendations for any needed regulatory/institutional/financial arrangements; and propose an overall action plan and timeline to put the program into effect. The team will be expected to provide technical advice on public financial management, municipal finance, disaster risk management, flood risk management, and urban development.

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eC2: Green Infrastructure Design: Vietnam Scaling up Urban Upgrading Project

Deadline:  10-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

This assignment aims to provide capacity building support and technical assistance to thseven participating cities in the Mekong Delta under World Bank SUUP Project to incorporate green infrastructure principles to urban planning and infrastructure design. Main tasks include review of Vietnamese legal and regulatory framework on green infrastructure design and development, assessing baseline and needs in the cities, sharing global experiences, review and advising on detailed infrastructure design, preparation of design guidelines, providing training, and recommendations of incorporating green infrastructure principles and design into various city plans and regulations.

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eC2: Universally Accessible Infrastructure Design: Vietnam Scaling up Urban Upgrading Project

Deadline: 10-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

This assignment aims to provide capacity building support and technical assistance to Thailandseven participating cities in the Mekong Delta under World Bank SUUP Project to incorporate universal accessibility to urban planning and infrastructure design. Main tasks include review of Vietnamese legal and regulatory framework on universally accessible infrastructure design and development, assessing baseline and needs in the cities, sharing global experiences, review and advising on detailed infrastructure design, preparation of design guidelines, providing training, and recommendations of incorporating universally accessible infrastructure principles and design into various city plans and regulations.

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eC2: Kenya SME Road Construction Program

Rural Infra in CambodiaDeadline: 16-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) seeks to accelerate the development of Kenyan MSME road contractors to enable them to submit more qualified bids and win more contracts in public sector road construction, rehabilitation and maintenance. The Kenya SME Road Contractors project would like to scale up the business skills of MSMEs engaged in road construction activities, with the aim of increasing their opportunities in the sector.

The overall objective of the assignment is the delivery of a business management training Program which will target Kenyan road contractors registered with Kenya National Construction Authority (NCA) in the categories NCA3 NCA6 to enhance their business management skills and capabilities to strengthen the efficiency of their business operations. This will include training on practical bidding skills and project management.

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eC2: Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management to Sustain Local Infrastructure

Camerooon.Deadline: 09-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The objective of the technical assistance (TA) is to increase the capacity and knowledge of a selected LGU (1 province) in dealing with climate/disaster risks faced by local transport infrastructure and pilot an institutionalized coordination process with the national agencies to better inform local roads planning, using a learning-by-doing approach. Based on this activity, technical notes/guidelines will be prepared for the ongoing provincial roads program to benefit all participating LGUs. LGUs are the implementing units under the provincial roads program, and hence increasing their technical capacity in dealing with climate resilience for local roads will improve the performance and development impact of the provincial roads program.

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How can we help cities provide the building blocks for future growth?

Basic infrastructure makes all the difference in the lives of people. Sometimes a road is all it takes… Access to clean drinking water and sanitation can improve children’s health,childrens_play_ground_in_a_public_park_-_by_ngoc_tran-shutterstock-resized reduce waterborne disease, and lower the risk of stunting. Street lighting can improve the safety of a community, reduce gender-based violence, and add productive hours for shops and economic activities, which can help people escape poverty.  A paved road can lead to a world of possibilities for small business owners, increasing access to additional markets and suppliers, as well as opportunities to grow their businesses.

The urban infrastructure finance gap
Cities already account for approximately 70-80 percent of the world’s economic growth, and this will only increase as cities continue to grow. In the next 35 years, the population in cities is estimated to expand by an additional 2.5 billion people, almost double the population of China. As a vital component for connectivity, public health, social welfare, and economic development, infrastructure in all its forms – basic, social, and economic – is critical for the anticipated urban growth.

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eC2: Assisting Tunisie Autoroutes in exploring management and financing options of highway Infrastructures and identifying a pipeline of potential PPP projects

PPPsDeadline: 05-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The objective of the assignment is to determine the best course of action to encourage sustainable participation of private sector in the management and financing of Tunisias highway network.

As sub-objectives, the study will:

1. Determine the appropriate institutional structure to manage private investment in Tunisias highway network, including reviewing whether the current operational model of STA is fit-for-purpose. Based on the questions below, prepare operational recommendations and an action plan, that would answer the following questions: i) How effective and efficient is the current management of the highway assets? ii) should STA retain all its responsibilities (e.g. construction; O&M; tolling)? iii) would another structure be better? iv) what does international best practice say?

2. Determine broader sector investment needs to achieve service levels needed by the economy and the users;

3. Identify a pipeline of viable PPP projects in highway sector and prepare a road map for their preparation and implementation.
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eC2: Natural Hazard Assessment for the Reconstruction of Critical Transport Infrastructure

Deadline: 21-Jun-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

KUTEI (Kabul Urban Transport Effciency Improvment)

The World Bank provides technical assistance to the Government of Myanmar to support technical solutions for Chin State by hiring an international consulting firm to prepare a hazard and vulnerability assessment for road rehabilitation to inform planned investments under the Myanmar Floods and Landslides Emergency Recovery Project in Chin State in Myanmar. The overall objective of the assignment is to contribute to the increase of capacities of the relevant ministries and agencies of the Government of Myanmar in the adoption of appropriate natural hazard assessment approaches in designing transport and infrastructure. The activity will (i) help provide technical solutions on geohazards specifically for Kalay Hakha road; (ii) draw out lessons along the above process, including data gaps and recommend solutions for improvement; (iii) and provide capacity building for the Ministry of Construction on this practice. The assignment is expected to be completed within the period of an estimated six months upon mobilization.

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Infrastructure sharing in energy and digital development: takeaways from cross-sectoral cooperation

ict_day_card_1In many parts of the world, the sharing economy is ever-present for individuals, allowing them to use personal assets—for example, houses and cars—to their fullest potential. If you plan to be away for a period of time, why not rent your space for a few extra bucks?

Such a phenomenon exists in infrastructure economics, where the level of asset utilization matters for end-cost. As more consumers use the same infrastructure more frequently, the unit cost for all consumers goes down. Recent projects combining expertise from the World Bank’s digital development and energy teams demonstrate this.

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