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Solar resource mapping in Malawi : solar modeling report (English)

This Modelling Report presents preliminary results of the project Renewable Energy Resource Mapping for the Republic of Malawi. This part of the project focuses on solar resource mapping and measurement services as a part of a technical assistance in the renewable energy development implemented by the World Bank in Malawi. It is being undertaken in close coordination with the Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Environment of Malawi, the World Bank's primary country counterpart for this project. The project is funded by the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), a global knowledge and technical assistance program administered by the World Bank and supported by 11 bilateral donors. It is part of a major ESMAP initiative in support of renewable energy resource mapping and geospatial planning across multiple countries.


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    Suri, Marcel Suriova, Nada Cebecauer, Tomas Skoczek, Artur Betak, Juraj Schnierer, Branislav

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    Solar resource mapping in Malawi : solar modeling report

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Suri, Marcel Suriova, Nada Cebecauer, Tomas Skoczek, Artur Betak, Juraj Schnierer, Branislav

Solar resource mapping in Malawi : solar modeling report (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.