Improving Lives of Rural Communities Through Developing Small Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems

Institutional Document | September 2017

Case studies highlight experiences of six pilot projects on the development of small hybrid renewable energy systems in Asian rural areas and small isolated islands.

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Despite significant economic growth in Asia in recent decades, millions of people in rural Asia still lack access to electricity. A project has been implemented to develop small hybrid renewable energy systems in these areas.

This publication highlights the experiences of these pilot projects in five developing member countries. It provides technical guidance and recommendations for the deployment of similar systems in minigrids in remote rural locations and small isolated islands to achieve access to electricity and energy efficiency.


  • Pilot Projects
    • Bangladesh Subproject: Compact Photovoltaic–Battery Storage Power Plant in Siddhirganj
    • Maldives Subproject: Solar–Battery Storage and Diesel Hybrid Energy System on Rakeedhoo Island
    • Maldives Subproject: Solar, Battery Storage, and Diesel Hybrid Renewable Energy System on Dhihdhoo Island
    • Nepal Subproject: Hybrid Wind–Solar Photovoltaic Energy System in Dhaubadi Village
    • Pakistan Subproject: Solar Photovoltaic–Small-Wind Hybrid Power System in Khushab, Punjab
    • Sri Lanka Subproject: Hybrid Renewable Energy System (Small-Wind, Solar Photovoltaic, Efficient Diesel Generator, and Battery Storage) on Eluvaithivu Island
  • Factors to Consider regarding New Wind, Solar, or Wind–Solar Hybrid Power System Installations
  • Conclusion

Additional Details

  • Energy
  • Energy sector governance and reform
  • Clean energy
  • Access to energy
  • Bangladesh
  • Maldives
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Sri Lanka
  • 40
  • 8.5 x 11
  • TIM178811-2
  • 978-92-9257-931-9 (Print)
  • 978-92-9257-932-6 (e-ISBN)

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