Large-Scale Solar Power Generation

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Large-Scale Solar Power Generation
SectorMost major industry classification systems use sources of revenue as their basis for classifying companies into specific sectors, subsectors and industries. In order to group like companies based on their sustainability-related risks and opportunities, SASB created the Sustainable Industry Classification System® (SICS®) and the classification of sectors, subsectors and industries in the SDG Investor Platform is based on SICS.
Renewable Resources and Alternative Energy
Alternative Energy
Business Model Description

Invest in or provide project financing for large-scale solar power generation to provide local power to end consumers or sell the generated capacity into the national energy grid.

Expected Impact

Increase access to energy, enhance economic productivity, and reduce carbon emissions.

Indicative ReturnDescribes the rate of growth an investment is expected to generate within the IOA. The indicative return is identified for the IOA by establishing its Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Return of Investment (ROI) or Gross Profit Margin (GPM).
15% - 20% (in IRR)
Investment TimeframeDescribes the time period in which the IOA will pay-back the invested resources. The estimate is based on asset expected lifetime as the IOA will start generating accumulated positive cash-flows.
Medium Term (5–10 years)
Market SizeDescribes the value of potential addressable market of the IOA. The market size is identified for the IOA by establishing the value in USD, identifying the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) or providing a numeric unit critical to the IOA.
Djibouti offers a solar potential of 70 MWh and has 110,000 households without power
Average Ticket Size (USD)Describes the USD amount for a typical investment required in the IOA.
> USD 10 million
Direct ImpactDescribes the primary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG 7) Climate Action (SDG 13)
Indirect ImpactDescribes the secondary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure (SDG 9) Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12) Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11)
Sector Sources
  • 1) PNUD Djibouti. Plan Cadre des Nations Unies pour l'Aide de Developpement. 2018-2022. 2018. 2) Ministère des Affaires Etrangères et de la Coopération Internationale. Evaluation a mis parcours du programme d'action d'Istanbul. 2015. 3) The Business Year. Djibouti Embraces Renewables. 2020. 4) Ministère de l'Habitat, de l'Urbanisme, de l'Aménagement duTerritoire et de l'Environnement. Rapport National sur le development durable RIO+20. 2012. 5) Republic of Djibouti. Strategie de croissance accelere et de croissance d'emploie. 2015. 6) Republic of Djibouti. Vision Djibouti 2035. 2014. 7) International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy: A Gender Perspective. 2019. 8) ENERGIA. International Network On Gender And Sustainable Energy. When women have access to energy. 2021.
IOA Sources
  • 9) Afrik 21. Djibouti: Engie to build 30 MW solar power plant in Grand Bara. 2019. 10) Energy Live. Two utility-scale solar plants to be built in Kenya in $253m deal. 2019. 11) Oxford Business Group. Djibouti looks to renewable energy to boost self-sufficiency and competitiveness. 2016. 12) Solar Finance & Investment. March 2017. The risks and returns of African PV. 13) USAID. Djibouti - Power Africa Sheet. 2020. 14) Chisika and Yeom. Enhancing Sustainable Development and Regional Integration through Electrification by Solar Power: The Case of Six East African State. 2021. https:// 15) Borgern Project. Women's right in Djibouti and what US is doing to help. 2020. 16) Republic of Djibouti. Plan de development rural de Arta. 2017. 17) Republic of Djibouti. Plan de development rural de Tadjourah. 2017. 18) Republic of Djibouti. Plan de development rural de Ali Sabieh. 2017. 19) Republic of Djibouti. Schéma Directeur d’Aménagement et d’Urbanisme (SDAU) Djibouti. 2014. 20) AfricaDroit, Association Internationale des Juristes. Production of Electricity in Djibouti – A new Regulatory Framework favouring Renewable Energy. 2019. 21) International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Djibouti Renewable Readiness Assessment. 2015. 22) UN Global SDG Database. SDG Indicators. 2021. 23) Sustainable Development Report. Country Profiles: Djibouti. 2021. 24) Republic of Djibouti. Strategie de Croissance Accélérée et de Promotion de l'Emploi. 2015. 25) Construction Review Online. Djibouti approves construction of Grand Bara solar power plant. 2020. 26) UNEP. Energy Profile Djibouti. 2021. 27) World Bank. Port Development and Competition in East and Southern Africa: Prospects and Challenges. 2018. 28) Horn of Africa Initiative (HoAI). African Development Fund approves grants for $83.6 million to boost Ethiopia-Djibouti electricity trade. 2021. 29) Oxford Business Group. 2016. Diversification key to expansion of Djibouti's energy sector.