Renewable energy technologies, including solar photovoltaic, small-scale wind, hydro, and biogas are becoming cheaper, more efficient and better adapted to the needs of rural populations in developing countries not being served by electricity grids. Improved cookstoves also play an important role since they allow for the more efficient use of biofuels. However, current information on job creation through renewable energy technologies in rural areas is quite sparse. Job creation figures are rarely being tracked in any systematic manner as there are few reporting channels, and many of the enterprises and projects working to enhance energy access are small and dispersed.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (Government)