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|How is the milk transported from small scale farmers to the markets? Is there an option with solar energy?||Solar||Worldwide||20.02.2017||*****|
|What is the current state for off-grid appliance markets?||Other||Worldwide||
|How much energy is wasted or not used in the case of electricity flatrates? What is the impact of flatrates? Are there any studies and/or statistical data available regarding this topic?||Impacts||Worldwide||
|What is the permissible voltage drop in rural area distribution network?||Mini-grid||Worldwide||
|Does the supply of energy increase the economic situation of an entire village or only of a few individuals?||Impacts||Worldwide||
This article (link) gives an overview of the economic impacts on individuals and on the community resulting from energy access through different technologies. However, further research is necessary to disclose if positive impact of energy access on a few extends to the others of a newly electrified community.
|What impacts do different tariff systems have on the economic viability of a mini-grid?||Mini-grid||Worldwide||
|How do Governments decide what type of support mechanism works better: feed-in tariffs, or auctions, or both?||Financing and Business Models||Worldwide||20.02.2017||*****|
|What are the latest in solar thermal energies? What are typical technologies? What types are there for households, for social institutions and for productive uses? Who is involved in this topic (companies, research institutes, national and international organizations, NGOs)? What are the typical costs for these technologies?||Solar||Worldwide||10.04.2017||*****|
|What is the effect of different tariff systems on the social cohesion of the village?||Impacts||Worldwide||
|Do children, especially girls, go to school more often after the introduction of efficient cookstoves, or do they have to do other work during the saved time?||Improved Cookstoves||Worldwide||
|What types of risks are involved implementing an energy access project?||Other||Worldwide||
Explanation on how to prioritize risks according to the dimensions of their probability to occur and their impact potential.
Example of activities that can be carried out during a projects’ preparation as guidance on how to be aware of risks.
List of experiences applying de-risking approaches for rural electrification projects (mini-grids and hydro), as well as further reading about risks management for renewable energy systems.
|To what extent is picoPV used for productive use? Does it lead to an increase in income?||Productive Use||Worldwide||
|What is the role of product design in people's purchasing decisions? Are there any studies and/or statistical data available regarding this topic?||Energy Access||Worldwide||
This article explains the concepts of democratic and user-centred design, lists feedback from users on design aspects of Pico PV and cookstoves, and points out a series of questions that have not been addressed yet.
|What are the market trends for picoPV?||Solar||Worldwide||20.02.2017||*****|
|What are the advantages and disadvantages for PAYGO approaches?||Financing and Business Models||Worldwide||20.02.2017||*****|
|What is the impact of mobile phone charging / access to communication by picoPV systems? Is this impact comparable to the impact of traditional, grid-based electrification?||Impacts||Worldwide||
|What steps do projects have in mind when developing energy projects in migration/refugee contexts?||Energy Access||Worldwide||20.02.2017||*****|
|How to calculate efficiency variation with respect to head change?||Hydropower||20.02.2017||*****|
|What is the impact of the picoPV trade on the market for candles and kerosene lamps?||Energy Access||Worldwide||
|What is the experience with locally-assembled systems? What impacts does this have on businesses and the local economy?||Impacts||Worldwide||
|How do other countries formulate the legal texts to lift import duties for solar products?||Solar||Worldwide||20.02.2017||*****|
|Is bigger always best in renewable energy?||Renewable Energy||Worldwide||
|What types of jobs are destroyed after a village is provided with access to modern energy sources? Do you know about any studies and/or statistical data available regarding causal chains of impact theories?||Impacts||Worldwide||
|What is the impact of some people having access and others not within a community, for example to grids, mini-grids or solar? Do you know about any studies and/or statistical data available regarding causal chains of impact theories?||Impacts||Worldwide||28.06.2017||*****|
|What is the income of actors in the value chain of different technologies? Impact on Income and Access to Finance: Do you know about any studies and/or statistical data available regarding causal chains of impact theories?||Impacts||Worldwide||
The two links lead to articles that try to summarize what information is available.
|What are inclusive distribution strategies of different energy access initiatives?||Financing and Business Models||Worldwide||
|Which norms can be applied to make rural electrification projects better suitable for evaluation? How can these norms be implemented?||Mini-grid||Colombia||
|What type of support mechanisms are there for hydropower: where do I find an overview for governments?||Hydropower||Worldwide||
|Do hydro power plants protect the catchment areas and improve flood prevention? Are there any studies and/or statistical data available regarding this topic?||Hydropower||Worldwide||
Follow the link for more information as well as for an overview of studies published on this topic.
|How does the global tracking framework looks like?||Impacts||Worldwide||20.02.2017||*****|
|What types of entrepreneurs suffer the most/the least from lack of energy access? Do you know about any studies and/or statistical data available regarding causal chains of impact theories?||Impacts||Worldwide||
|What does the "Energiewende" (energy transistion) mean for developing countries?||Renewable Energy||Worldwide||20.02.2017||*****|
|What are the economic costs of air pollution?||Impacts||Worldwide||
|Does using energy for productive uses will enhance social and economic development? What concrete evidence is there?||Productive Use||Worldwide||
|How does crowdfunding for energy access products work? What types are there? What platforms are already out there? Who can participate? Who can invest and what do I get in return for my investment?||Financing and Business Models||Worldwide||12.07.2017||*****|
|Will more coal end energy poverty?||Energy Efficiency||
|Energy and Climate change - how are those topics correlated?||Climate Change||Worldwide||
|What are the advantages of citizen-owned energy projects? What is meant by "citizen energy" (Bürgerenergie)? Are those owned by cooperatives, community energy, locally owned utilities? What are the differences? Are they always pro-renewables? What are the disadvantages? Who has some experiences? For which technologies are they important?||Impacts||Worldwide||
|What exactly is “blockchain” and what does it mean? How might it affect the future of energy systems? How can it contribute to energy access? How can communities profit from blockchain technology?||Impacts||Worldwide||28.06.2017||*****|
|Who uses electricity in schools after sunset?||Energy Access||Worldwide||
|How much would it cost to make electricity affordable to all people for society? What does it cost to be connected to the grid for individuals? Which measure of grid-electricity poverty, if any, is best correlated with access?||Grid||Worldwide||
|Is access to electricity linked to the development of productive use of electricity?||Energy Access||Worldwide||20.02.2017||*****|
|How do energy-poor people getaccess to finance? What different types of approaches are there?||Financing and Business Models||Worldwide||20.02.2017||*****|
Pages in category "Community Questions"
The following 52 pages are in this category, out of 52 total.
- Question: After School Electricity Use?
- Question: Block Chain Technology?
- Question: Citizen-Owned Energy Projects?
- Question: Continued Use of Traditional Systems?
- Question: Crowdfunding for Energy Access?
- Question: Does using energy for productive uses will enhance social and economic development? What concrete evidence is there?
- Question: Emission Reduction through Solar?
- Question: Entrepreneurs Suffering most/least without Access?
- Question: How a user centred and democratic design responds to purchase behaviours regarding improved energy technology?
- Question: Hygiene through Lighting and/or Hot Water?
- Question: Implementation of normative structure in rural electrification projects
- Question: Income of RE Entrepreneurs?
- Question: Inequality through Access?
- Question: Jobs Destroyed?
- Question: Locally-assembled Systems?
- Question: Markets for Candles?
- Question: Mobile Charging through picoPV?
- Question: Peer review
- Question: Productive Use with picoPV?
- Question: Quality Assessment through Labels?
- Question: Reliance on Mircofinancing?
- Question: Role of Quality in Purchasing Decision?
- Question: School Attendance with ICS?
- Question: Tariffs and Viability of Mini-grids?
- Question: Village or individual benefits?