Instead of using diesel generators, remote islands can build a local energy grid that uses hydrogen as a pollution-free alternative.

Hydrogen is an energy carrier like electricity. However, it is more versatile. It can be the base for any gas, fuel, or can be transformed into electricity. If made from renewables, hydrogen is carbon-free.  

A $37 million financing package from ADB, Canadian Climate Fund for the Private Sector in Asia, and Leading Asia’s Private Infrastructure Fund (LEAP) has assisted Da Nhim–Ham Thuan–Da Mi Hydro Power Joint Stock Company (DHD) to build the first large-scale floating solar PV panels in Viet Nam and the largest installation in Southeast Asia.
ADB Energy Sector Group (ESG) as part of its work plan and program advocates the deployment of clean and sustainable energy, improving energy efficiency and energy access technologies by facilitating its wider technology application, raising awareness, encouraging policy and regulatory incentives to minimize the risks and lower costs of advanced technology development.
This guidebook runs the reader through the design, preparation, and installation of a renewable energy-based hybrid solar photovoltaic mini-grid system, with a specific application in island settings. Lessons from the hybrid mini-grid pilot project implemented in Cobrador, Romblon Islands in the Philippines have been collated in this case study including approaches, tools and the business model that optimize renewable energy resources for off-grid electrification.
A pilot project under an Asian Development Bank (ADB) technical assistance was inaugurated today, bringing 24-hour solar power to this small rural island in Antique Province, Philippines.
The Malalison Island Solar Photovoltaic Hybrid Pilot Project is a private sector joint venture with Antique Electric Cooperative, the electric distribution franchise holder, and One Renewable Energy Enterprise, Inc.


Impact of ADB Investment in Energy Access

$1.29 billion

Invested in energy access in 2017

$8.47 billion

Total ADB investment in energy access (2008-2017)

24.35 million

Households will have improved energy access due to ADB investments since 2008





Since 2008, ADB's Energy for All Initiative has worked to increase ADB's investment in energy access projects, especially those projects benefitting the rural poor in off-grid areas. Improved energy access includes new or improved connections to electricity and access to modern fuels for cooking and heating.









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