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Business Model for Village Power in East Asian Countries

Solar PV

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Solar photovoltaic, or simply photovoltaic (SPV or PV), refers to the technology of using solar cells to convert solar radiation directly into electricity. A solar cell works based on the photovoltaic effect. R&D and practical experience with photovoltaics have led to the development of three generations of solar cells: Crystalline silicon based solar cells, thin film solar cells and third generation PV. Solar PV is very likely to play a significant role in climate change mitigation in the future.

Clean Development Mechanism market status: 

[this information is kindly provided by the UNEP Risoe Centre Carbon Markets Group]

Project developers of solar PV projects under the CDM mainly apply the following CDM methdologies:

ACM 2: "Consolidated baseline methodology for grid-connected electricity generation from renewable sources” for large scale projects and AMS-I.D.: Grid connected renewable electricity generation and AMS-I.A.: Electricity generation by the user for small-scale projects.

As of March 2011, there are 65 solar PV projects in the CDM pipeline, out of which 26 are registered and for 2 CERs have been issued.

To transfer Chinese and international best practices of village power to East Asia countries via the establishment of a business model for PV village power in Mongolia.


39° 55' 44.04" N, 116° 23' 16.8" E
35° 41' 6" N, 139° 45' 3.6" E
North Korea
39° 1' 9.84" N, 125° 45' 18" E
South Korea
37° 33' 59.04" N, 127° 0' 0" E
47° 55' 0.12" N, 106° 55' 1.2" E
Main activity and output: 
  • Summarise village power experiences in China and Mongolia focusing on financial models used;
  • Develop a business model based on an installed village power system in Mongolia;
  • Implement the business model produced;
  • Organise a regional workshop to disseminate lessons learning and study results.
Expected impact: 
  • Increased sustainable development of village power across the region;
  • Development of the village power business by identifying successful financial mechanisms and policy frameworks.