Renewables for Development -RforD-
Renewable Energy for developing Countries



Commercialisation is the key to success for any project.
Renewable Energy has not conquered markets in developing countries so far because projects were neither economically viable nor free of risk.
RforD's model takes care of both aspects:

Economic Viability

In developing countries, RE projects are not economically viable due to a very low power price. Revenue from electricity sale doesn't cover high upfront cost of the initial investment.
RforD distills a purely commercial part out of RE projects:
We separate project preparation (non-commercial phase) activities from project execution (commercial phase) activities.
Project preparation is financed by grants or soft loans.
Project execution is financed by commercial funds.

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Risk Minimisation

Uncertainty about developing markets and the fear of project failures before investment is amortised keep many investors away. The two main threats to project longevity are political risk and sustainability risks. RforD mitigates both.

Political Risk

- is mitigated through involvement of national and local authorities. Our approach is backed up by EU and Chinese authorities and in general in line with national sustainable development priorities and policies.
-Pools of small decentralised projects under local ownership

Sustainability Risks

Economic risk
- is mitigated through income generation for sale of surplus power by the rural RE enterprise
Social risk
-is mitigated though empowerment of the rural poor and their full involvement in project activities at all stages, notably through the creation of local ownership and direction for the RE enterprise.

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Investor's Risk is Minimised at Maximum

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