Speakers and panelists in this session will discuss the vision of an independent, reliable, and flexible microgrid system that can provide green electrical power year-round, as well as cold storage services; the utilization of marine energy for electrification of off-grid areas and remote islands; experience with productive-use applications and mini-grids across India; renewable energy hybrid systems with seaweed in the Philippines; and a multi-actor partnership to spur the transition away from biomass and fossil fuels in Nepal.
Session 3.3: Cross-Sectoral Applications of Renewable Energy Systems
Session 3.2: Green Jobs, Gender, and Development
This session will cover topics such as the world's first future-proof and fully self-sustaining city, in the Netherlands; enhancing the role of women in the energy sector; skills development for off-grid solar PV development in Indonesia; and business opportunities for rice and rice husk value chains in Myanmar.
Session 3.1: Innovative Technologies and Business Models for Electricity Access
This session will include discussions and debate on topics such as solar-diesel hybrid systems in the Philippines; new business models for solar rooftop PV for SMEs (small businesses) and the residential sector in India; novel off-grid business models in Indonesia; renewable energy auctions can accelerate the uptake of renewable energy, and the resulting benefits to local communities; and citizen-driven renewable energy investment in South Korea, for a more-inclusive energy transition.