The World Bank, through the International Finance Corporation (IFC), launched the Scaling Solar programme to unlock private investment in emerging market solar power through public-private participation processes. The aim is to enable the governments of countries to quickly implement grid-connected solar PV projects, with private financing and at competitive tariffs.
The programme offers: advice to assess the appropriate size and location for solar photovoltaic power plants; detailed studies of the proposed projects and, after government approval, simple and rapid tendering to ensure competition between the different industry players; and competitive financing and political risk insurance to reduce financial costs and tariffs.
“Renewable energy market development in emerging countries with public-private participation”
TYPSA has consolidated its position as a World Bank expert consultant in solar energy. After winning the first contract in 2016 as a technical consultant for the Scaling Solar programme in Madagascar, the company has acted as technical, environmental and social adviser for projects in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Uzbekistan.
Currently, TYPSA is present at the three plants under development in Uzbekistan where a total power output of 1 GW will be achieved.