energyDeadline: 27-Feb-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: IFC seeks to hire the services of a firm (the Consultant) to conduct a market research on productive use opportunities in Tanzania, utilizing standalone solar photovoltaic products. The primary objective of the research to help to give informed decisions on the best approach to address the productive use opportunities and challenges as well as to inform the associates to the program of the existing opportunities for supplying the products and the market potential. For the purposes of this assignment, the working definition of a stand alone solar products productive use is the use of solar products ranging from solar pico products up to solar home systems that are 300 watts for income and welfare enhancing economic activities (such as fishing, agriculture, small enterprises, health and education) in rural Tanzania that is not currently connected to either a mini-grid or main grid.

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eC2:Data collection for an energy efficiency and renewable energy assessment for an agri processor in Malawi

Renewable-energyDeadline: 17-Jan-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective:  The Consultant is expected to perform data collection by installing onsite metering devices and recording the readings over the period of several weeks. The data items will include overall electric demand and consumption at the level of a building/workshop, as well as for key individual units of equipment. The Consultant will measure the power output and supply from various sources, including the local power grid and diesel generators. The Consultant is also expected to measure solar irradiation at the company’s premises, as required to evaluate ground-mounted and rooftop solar power solutions Continue reading

eC2:Framework for Deployment of Solar-Energy Storage Solutions

Deadline: 15-Jun-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)solar-energy

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

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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: 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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eConsultant2:Consultancy service for analysis of off-grid solar market in Zambia and suitable market-based options for scale-up

Deadline:  23-Nov-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The objective of the assignment is to assess bottlenecks along the supply-chain that contribute to the lack of Lighting Africa-approved products available on local market, and document the main light-bulb-297489_640obstacles preventing large-scale commercialization of both solar-lanterns and SHS in Zambia, and recommend the most realistic market-based mechanism(s) that will lead to scaling up uptake of solar products through private sector investment. For the proposed option(s), the consultant should assess the required trial period and recommend way forward for a long-term sustainable program.

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eConsultant2: Solar Ultra Mega Power Project (Madhya Pradesh) – Technical Consultant

Government of Madhya Pradesh (GoMP) in partnership with Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), Government of India, is keen to setup a 750 MW PV solar park in the Rewa District of Madhya Pradesh through private sector participation. This includes developing the infrastructure facilities of the solar park and subsequently selecting the private sector developer(s) to develop and operate the solar PV project(s) in the solar park.

IFC has been invited by GoMP (the “Client”) to provide lead transaction advisory services to assist in structuring the project for implementation under PPP mode. Continue reading