Reports & Research
At Renewable World, we regularly research and report on the impact of our programmes to optimise their delivery and keep our supporters informed. Likewise, as a regulated UK charity, we also publish independently examined Trustees Report and Accounts every year. Please find these included below.
10-Year Impact Report
Renewable World’s 10-Year Impact Report celebrates our growth as an organisation and our progress in reaching almost 40,000 people through renewable energy since 2008.
Originally set up as a foundation, Renewable World is now an active NGO with experience delivering programmes across a variety of challenging social and geographical settings with demonstrable success. The Impact Report focuses on three regions where Renewable World has worked – South Asia, East Africa and Central America – and documents the continually expanding high-impact technologies we use, including solar/wind microgrids, solar-powered water pumps, community-scale biogas and solar home systems. Renewable World has now reached a total of 39,361 people using renewable energy, including 3,420 households and 222 institutions, small businesses and smallholders across 84 communities.
As we enter our scale-up phase of operations, we have full confidence in our teams’ ability to meet our target of reaching 100,000 people by 2022.
Renewable World always ensures that the renewable energy systems used in our programmes are the most suitable and appropriate technologies for the communities we work with. This means working with the communities to develop a strong understanding of their current and future needs to ensure our programmes maintain sustainable impacts into the long-term.
Therefore, Renewable World works with a number of leading academic institutions, business schools and industry experts to facilitate research on a range of relevant issues which inform and improve our work.
Past research projects:
A team of Cambridge MBA students worked on a research project in collaboration with Renewable World in 2011 to analyse how ownership models influence the effectiveness, price structure and utilisation of small-scale off-grid energy sources in communities.
Read more about the findings of their research.
Renewable World has supported Imperial College London with the development and piloting of the SURE DSS tool which allows isolated poor communities to make an informed choice about the various energy options available to them based on the specific conditions and resources of each community.
Read more about how the SURE DSS tool works.
In 2009, Renewable World collaborated with IDS on the development of the ‘China Low Carbon Platform’, a web-based knowledge sharing tool for low carbon energy and development projects and research in China, with the aim of trialling a system which could be replicated for other regions where Renewable World is working.
Find out more about the China Low Carbon Platform.
Digital versions of previous reports can be downloaded from this section of the website. Please feel free to browse these materials to learn more about our projects, reports and updates.
Financials & Previous Reports