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This guidebook runs the reader through the design, preparation, and installation of a renewable energy-based hybrid solar photovoltaic mini-grid system, with a specific application in island settings. Lessons from the hybrid mini-grid pilot project implemented in Cobrador, Romblon Islands in the Philippines have been collated in this case study including approaches, tools and the business model that optimize renewable energy resources for off-grid electrification.
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A pilot project under an Asian Development Bank (ADB) technical assistance was inaugurated today, bringing 24-hour solar power to this small rural island in Antique Province, Philippines.
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The Malalison Island Solar Photovoltaic Hybrid Pilot Project is a private sector joint venture with Antique Electric Cooperative, the electric distribution franchise holder, and One Renewable Energy Enterprise, Inc.

Impact of ADB Investment in Energy Access
(2008-2017)

$1.29 billion

Invested in energy access in 2017

$8.47 billion

Total ADB investment in energy access (2008-2017)

24.35 million

Households will have improved energy access due to ADB investments since 2008

Since 2008, ADB's Energy for All Initiative has worked to increase ADB's investment in energy access projects, especially those projects benefitting the rural poor in off-grid areas. Improved energy access includes new or improved connections to electricity and access to modern fuels for cooking and heating.

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