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Increasing Energy Access in Developing Countries: The Role of Distributed Generation

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This report provides an overview of distributed generation, its applications, and the benefits it may confer onto developing nations. This report discusses off-grid deployment as well as grid-side benefits and costs. It provides an overview of the relevant policies, in particular financial incentives such as net-metering, buy-down programs, and loans. The report also contains case studies from India and Latin America.