Sep 08, 2015

The e-MFP Microfinance and Environment Action Group has updated its set of product catalogues. Poor households use expensive, polluting, unreliable, and sometimes, life threatening energy generation sources. Microfinance institutions (MFIs) can contribute to energy inclusion, by enabling the access to renewable energy (RE) and energy efficient (EE) technologies.

The set of product catalogues aims at providing a simple but comprehensive overview of both the technical and financial requirements, and socioeconomic and environmental benefits of the most common RE and EE technologies. Its aim is:
• Provide technical options for diversification and greening of portfolios for MFIs and investors;
• Promote environmental awareness at various levels of the green chain.
• Support partnerships among MFIs and the various actors involved in energy supply.

The catalogues are designed for all stakeholders, private or public, linking financial inclusion with energy inclusion.

The technologies discussed deal with both consumptive and productive energy use, and they are addressed both to poor households or microentrepreneurs. In the product catalogues we introduce 14 technologies and for each of them we provide technical characteristics, distribution, installation and maintenance characteristics, technology options, and prices. Moreover we discuss some of the type of financing options, the expected socio-economic impacts, the benefits for the MFI and the environmental benefits of such technology also in term of climate change mitigation and adaptation.

For further information on the Action Group and the products the catalogue, click here 

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