ADB Energy Sector Group (ESG) as part of its work plan and program advocates the deployment of clean and sustainable energy, improving energy efficiency and energy access technologies by facilitating its wider technology application, raising awareness, encouraging policy and regulatory incentives to minimize the risks and lower costs of advanced technology development.
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.
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.
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.