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The Archive section contains a library of publications produced by the IEA Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (PVPS) since its inception in 1995. These documents are organized by type, activity, year, country and task. For a hint to find specific documents please read the "How to Find Documents in the Archive" link.
|Title:||Deployment of photovoltaic technologies: co-operation with developing countries Task 9 of the International Energy Agency's Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme|
|Description:||This paper presents the progress of Task 9 of the International Energy Agency’s Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme. The overall mission of the IEA PVPS Programme is to encourage international collaboration efforts through which photovoltaic energy becomes a significant renewable energy option in the near future. The objective of Task 9 is to further increase the overall rate of successful deployment of PV systems in developing countries where PV is often the only viable option for remote electrification. With this in mind Task 9 is cooperating with developing countries and international financial institutions. The following countries are actively participating in the work of Task 9: Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the USA as well as participation from the World Bank, UNEP and UNDP. The work of the task has been split into three activities: deployment infrastructure; support and co-operation; and the technical and economic aspects of PV in developing countries. This paper describes the progress of Task 9 to date within the three activities. The work has included the compilation and analysis of information from case studies on PV deployment and the preparation of an overview document highlighting the key issues of PV deployment in developing countries. The progress on the preparation of Recommended Practice Guides covering issues such as quality assurance and accreditation, financing mechanisms and institutional frameworks is also detailed. The paper details the work carried out with developing nations, international bodies and multi-lateral/bilateral agencies. Task 9 has had an important input to the G8 Renewable Energy Task Force. Four workshops have been held to stimulate awareness and interest on the technical and economic potential, opportunities and recommended practice of PV systems. This has enabled the participants to obtain the expertise and knowledge that is required to prepare PV programmes and initiate appropriate PV system deployment.|
|Creator / Publisher:||R. Gunning, J.R. Bates, B. McNelis / IEA PVPS|