eC2: Assessment of floating PV potential for Pakistan

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 scaling+solar+main+bannerseeking 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.

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eC2: Rooftop Solar PV Market Assessment for Turkey

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. solar-energyThe 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.

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eC2: Scaling Solar – Technical, Environmental and Social Consultant

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 scaling+solar+main+bannerthe 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.

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eC2: Climate Technology Business Model Diffusion in Kenya and South Africa

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) scaling+solar+main+bannerfrom 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.
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eC2: Scaling Solar Madagascar: Resource Management

Deadline: 18-Aug-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The Scaling Solar program (see http://www.scalingsolar.org) aims to accelerate the roll-out of scaling+solar+main+bannercompetitively 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, three countries have signed up to the program and more countries are expected to follow shortly. In relation to Scaling Solar Madagascar, IFC intends to hire a firm to provide reliable on-site measured solar resource data for a site in Madagascar for a period of 1 year. The firm is to install, manage and maintain a solar resource measurement station at the site in order to provide bankable solar resource data.

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eC2: Comparison and Evaluation of Regulatory Systems for Mini-Grids

Deadline:  15-Aug-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The IEA estimates that about 40% of the worlds unelectrified population can best be solar-energysupplied with electricity through the creation of mini-grids. The projects objective is to develop and disseminate practical and timely information targeted for government officials, developers, investors and donors who wish to promote mini-grids, powered largely from renewable or hybrid generation sources, to scale-up electrification. The projects underlying goal is to provide information that will help to create connected or isolated mini-grids that are commercially sustainable.
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Solar Energy to Power India of the Future

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WASHINGTON, June 30, 2016 – The World Bank Group is moving to help India deliver on its unprecedented plans to scale up solar energy, from installing solar panels on rooftops to setting up massive solar parks. This will catapult India to the forefront of the global effort to bring electricity to all, mitigate the effects of climate change, and set the country on a path to become the ‘India of the future’.

“The world must turn to (the) sun to power our future,” India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at the historic COP21 climate conference in Paris last year. “As the developing world lifts billions of people into prosperity, our hope for a sustainable planet rests on a bold, global initiative.”

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Unlocking Low-Cost, Large-Scale Solar Power

Solar power has enormous potential to quickly and affordably meet the energy needs of emerging markets—including in sub-Saharan Africa, where two out of three people lack access to electricity and existing grids are under strain.scaling+solar+main+banner

But while large countries such as India, Mexico, and South Africa have benefited from surging investment in the renewable energy sector, many of their smaller neighbors remain off the radar of solar power developers and are struggling to obtain the electricity they need.

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