Deadline: 20-Aug-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Agricultural technologies using solar power (drying, milling, milk chilling, cool storage, etc.) are widely available globally, including in countries such as India, South Africa, and China. The World Bank is seeking expressions of interest from consulting firms or organizations (including consortiums) to undertake a study on how these technologies can be promoted in Rwanda.
The specific objectives of this consultancy are to: (1) conduct a market analysis (supply and demand) of potential agricultural utilizations of solar energy in Rwanda and globally; (2) estimate the potential demand for solar energy for targeted agricultural value chains in Rwanda; (3) conduct a stock taking/case studies of global experiences with agricultural utilizations of solar energy, including a review of some business models that have been successful in promoting plug and play solar products; and (4) conduct a stock taking of the potential constraints to mainstreaming solar energy in the value chains in Rwanda and ways to overcome them. Continue reading →
Deadline: 18-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The envisaged scope of work will involve four tasks, as follows: (i) Grid integration analysis including an identification of substations that can accommodate solar and/or wind capacity without major upgrades, and those that would require major transmission and/or substation upgrades to allow the addition of VRE capacity; (ii) Assessment and ranking of renewable energy zones using the MapRE tool and utilization the best available data on solar and wind resource potential, transmission lines, elevation, land use, protected and sensitive areas, settlements, and other relevant data; and combining of this data with the results from the grid integration analysis; (iii) More detailed identification of potential sites for solar parks, using the results from the prior work to carry out a land availability analysis that investigates land ownership and other issues in a 10km radius around high ranking substations; (iv) Development of a solar park strategy, based on lessons learned from Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park, international experiences, discussions with key public sector agencies, and consultations with private sector developers.
Deadline: 13-Jan-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Objective: IFC intends to engage a NGO/INGO or a consulting firm (or a combination thereof which forms a consortium led by one member of the consortium) to undertake a field survey to assess the viability of a potential commercial based market for solar energy solutions for refugees and respective host communities which enables improved access to energy services.
Deadline: 31-Oct-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Objective: To this end, IFC will recruit a marketing/communications firm to design and implement a campaign to educate consumers about the opportunities that quality-verified off-grid solar products present, and assist them in making informed purchasing decisions. The main objective of the campaign is to increase sales of high-quality solar products, to support creation of a sustainable commercial market for these products in Myanmar. The campaign should reach rural consumers primarily, as well as urban consumers at the township level and other stakeholders such as urban-migrated family members of villagers, through a broad range of marketing and public awareness activities tailored to address the specific needs of low income households. The campaign will include multiple delivery channels, drawing on the experience from other Lighting programs and adapting them to the Myanmar market.
Deadline: 23-Jun-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The chosen consultant (or consortium of consultants) must have suitable experience with the technology (e.g. storage technology, global industry standards), markets (industry leading technology suppliers, market trends) and tendering processes (e.g. development of bid documents, management of competitive tenders, and understanding of bankability requirements). They should also have a demonstrated ability to communicate clearly to non-technical audience. People with prior experience of working in reputed national and/or international energy storage companies, especially on implementation of grid-connected energy storage solutions, would be given preference. The team with domestic/regional experience to spend significant time in field, backed by team with international experience in energy storage firms for quality assurance and as an advisory panel. Any changes to the proposed team members during actual execution of the assignment shall not be permitted (barring exceptional circumstances if justifiable). The short-listed consulting firms are encouraged to propose names of actual execution team against proposed positions
Deadline: 31-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
IFC is extending support to Maharashtra Energy Development Agency(MEDA) and would like to engage specific Technical Consultants who would support IFC in conducting review of the existing process of rooftop solar proliferation, identify gaps, provide recommendations and assist in development of IT architecture and application/tool to support adoption of rooftop solar by consumers. The actual proliferation implementation will be done for Thane as of now.
Deadline: 15-Apr-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group (WBG), is seeking a qualified consulting firm to undertake a market assessment of floating PV.
The purpose of the proposed study is twofold: 1. assess the commercial readiness of floating PV in general, as well as the key issues and potential business models; and 2. identify suitable sites in Pakistan.
The proposed terms of reference (TOR) are attached.
Deadline: 12-Dec-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The activity will assess the viability of a large-scale solar rooftop PV program in Turkey. The activity would include: (i) review of existing policies and solar resources, and experience with rooftop solar PV programs globally; (ii) market assessments in the public, commercial and residential building markets; (iii) prefeasibility studies in the viable markets; and (iv) development of a roadmap, with recommendations on the policy, regulatory, institutional, programming and incentives needed to realize these markets.
Deadline: 30-Oct-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
IFC has been retained as lead transaction advisor by Ethiopian Electric Power to procure the development, construction and operation and maintenance of up to 500MW of utility scale solar PV projects on a PPP basis under the Scaling Solar Program (the Project).
As such, IFC is procuring a technical, environmental and social consulting firm to advise on the Project. The assignment will be split in to several phases and is expected to include:
Evaluation of a shortlist of potential sites; review of grid code and development of the PPA technical limits schedule; detailed site studies for selected sites, including ground investigations, grid integration studies and E&S scoping; and support to the tender process (e.g. tailoring of the technical and E&S content in the template transaction documents, prequalification evaluation, responding to bidders clarifications, bid evaluation, negotiation support).
Use of a local partner for ground investigations and local E&S expertise is recommended.
Deadline: 15-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The infoDevs Climate Technology Program (CTP) is seeking expressions of interests (EOIs) from individual firms or consortia that specialize in identifying, investigating, and facilitating business model diffusion in emerging markets. The core goal of the assignment is to facilitate identification, market validation and adoption of 2-3 business models in the renewable energy sector through the facilitation of uptake by existing companies in Kenya and South Africa. Throughout the piloting process, CTP aims to generate concrete lessons learned and insights that will be applied by public or private institutions to do further business model diffusion pilots or to scale up validated pilots. This assignment will include activities to be designed and implemented over a 12-18 month period. Continue reading →