IFC Energy and Resource Efficiency Advisory

IFC seeks to provide millions of people who are "under-electrified" with access to modern energy services by supporting market development for companies that take advantage of competitive prices for solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, efficient appliances, and battery storage. IFC provides advisory services to companies in three main areas: power (typically new and clean technologies like solar, wind, hydro, biomass, and geothermal resources), resource efficiency, and increasing access to modern energy services. For power, greater emphasis is on off-grid and mini-grid.



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Capacity Building
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Business Development

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Capacity building through the provision of advisory service for applicants from IFC member countries.

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1. Help create an international quality standard for affordable solar-powered devices and solar home systems to ensure "truth in advertising" and build consumer confidence.
2. Advise manufacturers on how to meet those standards.
3. Provide market intelligence that enables first movers to work in frontier markets.
4. Facilitate access to finance for distributors, retailers, and consumers.
5. Raise consumer awareness about emerging solar products available to them.

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