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There are several energy technologies that can benefit people in countries without access to the energy grid. Technologies reliant on the sun, wind, biomass, hydro, geothermal, microgrids, and human power that are cost-effective are some of the best energy alternatives to access to a large energy grid.[1]

Below is a comprehensive list of some of these technologies, as well as references to material from primary sources.

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Human Power
Hybrid Power and Mini-grid Systems
Health Clinics

LEDS CleanEnergy.png Related reports

Technical and Economic Assessment of Off-grid, Mini-grid and Grid Electrification Technologies
Rural Electrification with renewable technologies, quality standards and business models
Best Practices of the Alliance for Rural Electrification
Green light for renewable energy in developing countries


  1. Poor People's Energy Outlook 2010