Providing access to energy


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Design targeted subsidies
Support social entrepreneurs
Finance ecosystem for poorest customers
Invest in programs designed to create the required “infrastructure” for the energy initiatives
Support favorable energy regulation
Set quality standards to weed out sub-standard products
Avoid market distortions such as the promise of free help
Solidify relationships between public utilities and energy enterprises

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  • These are adopted from Hystra is a new, hybrid type of consulting firm. Hystra works with business and social sector pioneers to design and implement hybrid strategies, innovative business approaches that are profitable, scalable and eradicate social and environmental problems; and combine the insights and resources ofbusiness and citizen sectors. Hystra itself is a hybrid organization, a for profit tool for social change
  • Africa should plan for low priced high volume solutions as large amount of Rural are in need sustainable energy
  • With these low priced Solar Lanterns we could take light to many more homes with limited funds and with the money saved from each Kerosene lamp the installments can be quickly paid. Only seed funds required. Government should give the saving from the Non use of kerosene Remove all duty for import and encourage local assembly from parts
  • Providing access to energy

    1. 1. Providing access to energy is at theheart of the development challenge
    2. 2. Quick Low priced Solution
    3. 3. Allows the poorest to cook, lightshome work, and protects healthEnvirofit cookstoveImproved air quality with clean cookstoveGlobal market of billions ofcustomers requires distributionpartners
    4. 4. Stove market price: $14 (IRS675)Pellets for 1 week: $0.4 (IRS20)Combustion efficiencyfrom 40% to 80%Cooking and fuel gatheringtime from 3h to 40hper dayCarbon monoxideemissions down 98%4-5 years life expectancy
    5. 5. B-1200 stovemarket price: $17Fuel consumptionreduced by 50%
    6. 6. Solar LED lanternsRetail prices rangefrom $10 up to $35The Solata prices: $12 to $20D.light Design
    7. 7. SOLAR HOME SYSTEMSLighting, communication and incomegeneration for richer rural households~20% upfront, rest monthly fees Financing scheme:Microfinance or revolving funds, some household savingssolar panel (typically 10 to50W)A 12V battery to store thepowerA charge controller toprotect the battery2 to 6 lamps (LED)
    8. 8. Needs addressed: lighting, cooking,entertainment, communication andincome generation (working at night)Grameen Shakti Bangladesh has alreadybuilt up 41 Grameen Technology Centers fordistributed assembling and servicing of SHS.Currently they are training local technicianswho can take on future servicing andinstallation of SHS at the village levelSHS priced at $140 for10W system, $412 for50W; $1,000 for 130WBiogas Plants startingfrom USD 187 for a 1.6cum plant to $422 for a4.8m2 plantImproved Cook Stovesat $11.76>215k SHS installations
    9. 9. The Solar Energy foundation (SEF) promotesolar energy lighting in Africa with non-subsidized Solar HomeSystemsFinancing: $80 upfront,then $9 per monthfor 3 years~$7.5 monthlyhouseholds spendingreplaceableby ST10 powerNeeds addressed:household andclassroomslighting. Alsoaddressing waterpumping and coolingsystems for medicine.
    10. 10. Micro hydro plants owned andmanaged by the community100kW plantcosts $300k tobuild Eachcustomer pays$0.10 per kWh,roughly $2 amonthBeneficiaries: 60villages; 300,000people
    11. 11. FINANCING• Facilitating the development of socialenterprises• Grant-based support to buildthe market• Patient capital with energy sector expertise• Carbon markets designed to servelow-income communities
    12. 12. Recommendations• Design targeted subsidies• Support social entrepreneurs• Finance ecosystem for poorest customers• Invest in programs designed to create the required“infrastructure” for the energy initiatives• Support favorable energy regulation• Set quality standards to weed out sub-standard products• Avoid market distortions such as the promise of free help• Solidify relationships between public utilities and energyenterprises
    13. 13. Thank youThe Hystra / Ashoka teamThis team was led by Olivier Kayser, withLaurent Liautaud as day-to-day projectmanager. Aileen Nowlan and Jean-ElieAron worked full time on this projectFOR MORE INFORMATION•••