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The USAID-NREL Partnership collaborates with countries on projects across the globe, helping them with policy, planning, and deployment support for advanced energy technologies.

Featured Projects

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The USAID-NREL Partnership is part of a team that has developed a comprehensive training program to enable Colombia's energy sector workforce to efficiently integrate growing volumes of variable renewable energy.


Three researchers are seen reviewing a formula written in orange marker.

The USAID-NREL Partnership is developing resources to help partner countries navigate energy sector impacts related to the novel strain of the coronavirus.


A wind farm along a shoreline in the Philippines, with mountains in the background.

USAID and NREL are leading the Advanced Energy Partnership for Asia, which focuses on enabling deployment of advanced energy systems for secure, resilient, and sustainable economic growth across Asia.


Transporting hte sodar instrument for collecting wind resource data via ox cart in Bangladesh.

The USAID-NREL Partnership is providing technical assistance to support the Government of Bangladesh’s goal of promoting wind development to meet the country’s growing energy demands.


A solar panel in a field with two battery storage devices behind it.

The USAID-NREL Partnership provides power system operators, planners, and regulators with a better understanding of the role of battery energy storage systems in grid integration.


A mini-grid in Tiburon, Haiti, with the sea and mountains in the background.

The USAID-NREL Partnership supported Haiti's first-ever request for proposals dedicated to mini-grid development.


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Identifying Renewable Energy Opportunities for the Lao People's Democratic Republic

This collaborative analysis explores how domestic and imported renewable energy resources could be developed to complement Lao PDR's existing energy infrastructure.


Impacts of Distributed Photovoltaic Adoption in the Philippines

A published study shows how policy revisions may impact the adoption of distributed photovoltaic in the Philippines.


Advancing Energy Efficiency Globally

This study outlines best practices drawn from developed countries for implementing energy efficiency programs in low-income households and discusses opportunities for applying these concepts globally.


Kazakhstan Holds First-Ever Renewable Energy Auction

The USAID-NREL Partnership supported the first ever renewable energy auction held in Kazakhstan using the Renewable Energy Explorer.


Evaluating Clean Energy Goals in India

The USAID-NREL Partnership supported an India-led study showing the country can achieve its target of 175 gigawatts of installed renewable capacity by 2022.


The Economics of Rooftop Solar in Mexico

NREL’s System Advisor Model was used to explore the economics of distributed solar photovoltaics in Mexico.


Microgrids Can Help Sub-Saharan Africa Achieve Universal Energy Access

This project is helping to build an environment that could enable bankable, microgrid investments in Sub-Saharan Africa.


Assessing Distributed Photovoltaic Impacts on Utilities in Thailand

The USAID-NREL Partnership assessed the impact of distributed photovoltaics on utility revenues and customer electricity rates in Thailand.


Resilient Energy Platform Launches to Help Countries Plan Reliable and Secure Energy Systems

Developed by the USAID-NREL Partnership, the Resilient Energy Platform provides direct resources, data, and tools to enhance power sector resilience.


Read about other USAID-NREL Partnership projects on the NREL Integrated Energy Solutions website.

Energy Access Solutions Advance Gender Mainstreaming in West African States

NREL Manages Program To Transform Mexico's Power Sector

NREL Partnership Develops Off-Grid Energy Access through Quality Assurance Framework for Mini-Grids

NREL Supports Effort To Take Distributed Photovoltaics to Developing Countries

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