E-BulletinESMAP E-Bulletin | January - February, 2017
WBG Research Shows Energy Storage Primed for Growth in Emerging Markets, Helping Renewable Power
New research, supported by ESMAP, indicates significant growth in the area of energy storage for emerging markets, making it possible for low- and middle-income countries to meet renewable energy targets.
ESMAP Releases New Tool that Maps Solar Potential Globally
Responding to clients' needs, ESMAP and its partners have created a free, web-based tool--the Global Solar Atlas--hat can help identify potential sites for solar power generation virtually anywhere in the world.
Nepal | Fostering Healthy Households through Improved Stoves
Indoor air pollution is a critical health issue that affects many households in Nepal. Approximately 75%—or 4 million—of Nepal’s 5.43 million households cook indoors, using fuels like firewood, cattle dung, or agro-waste, in inefficient traditional cookstoves. The negative health consequences—disproportionately impacting women and children—have been well documented. The collection of these fuels is an arduous process, occupying most of the day and causing physical stress. Smoke from these…
Myanmar | Upscaling Mini-Grids for Low-Cost and Timely Access to Electricity Services
The ESMAP Global Facility on Mini Grids gathered nearly 300 participants from public and private sectors in Myanmar to share and discuss solutions to advance the deployment at scale of mini grids in the rural market.