2014, InfoDev/ World Bank Group
Examines the role of SMEs in the climate and clean technology revolution. The study finds that there is $1.6 trillion worth of investment opportunity for SMEs in developing countries in the coming decade in climate and clean technology. The SME opportunity is largest in the wastewater treatment sector, with small hydro, water treatment, onshore wind power, solar PV, geothermal and bioenergy the next largest SME opportunities. The study looks in particular at solar energy in India and at bioenergy in Kenya. It gives practical advice on how governments can help support SMEs in the clean energy sector.