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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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Readying Colombia's Energy Sector Workforce

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.


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The Advanced Energy Partnership for Asia

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.


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Reinforcing Advanced Energy Systems in Bangladesh

USAID and NREL provide technical assistance to the Government of Bangladesh to support renewable energy development with a goal of stimulating private sector investment, spurring economic development, and meeting growing energy demand through domestic energy resources.


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Understanding Energy Storage and Its Role on the Grid

The USAID-NREL Partnership develops tools and resources to assist power system operators, planners, and regulators in gaining a better understanding of the role of energy storage can play on the grid.


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

Deploying Mini-Grids for Sustainable Economic Growth in Haiti

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.


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.


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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