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Distributed Photovoltaics (DPV) Toolkit

Category: Information Resources
Sub-Category: Technical Assistance
User: Open to All
Donor: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Donor Countries: United States of America

Provides resources to support developing countries in addressing barriers to safe, effective, and accelerated deployment of distributed solar power.

Locations: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, eSwatini
On- or Off-Grid: On-Grid



For energy programs: Connected to the distribution system of an established, centralized utility system (i.e. not microgrids or off grid systems)
Smaller in scale (e.g. less than 1 MW)
Typically connected “behind the meter” of a retail electricity customer
Typically (but not always), DPV is not owned or operated by a distribution utility

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Last updated: August 12, 2020

Last updated: November 28, 2022