1. Rooftop Solar Tool

    By NEO and the World Bank

    The tool has developed a platform to showcase PV generation potential for each individual building rooftop in a given area, based on high resolution stereo satellite images using latest artificial intelligence techniques. Users can zoom in on rooftops or type in addresses to find a building(s) of interest.

    The tool currently displays results from ESMAP's 15 pilot cities and will be adding results from every other city/area where similar analysis is being requested by World Bank regional task teams. Metrics such as suitable rooftop area for installation (m2), installable capacity (kW) and yearly potential (MWh) have been derived at individual building structure level and summed up to obtain the total potential for each city. The results can also be further aggregated for different building sectors (commercial, industrial, public, and residential)"

  2. Clean Cooking Planning Tool

    By Derilinx and the World Bank

    Building on the analytical framework and consolidated country database developed for The State of Access to Modern Energy Cooking Services report, the Clean Cooking Planning Tool (CCPT) is designed to help energy planners, decision makers, program developers, and researchers visualize potential transition pathways to universal access to clean cooking solutions by 2030.

  3. Renewable Energy Zoning Tool

    By Devseed and the World Bank

    The Renewable Energy Zoning (REZoning) tool is an interactive, web-based platform designed to identify, visualize, and rank zones that are most suitable for the development of solar, wind, or offshore wind projects. Custom spatial filters and economic parameters can be applied to meet users needs or to represent a specific country context. Inspired by and based off Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's and the University of California Santa Barbara's (UCSB) platform Multi-criteria Analysis for Planning Renewable Energy (MapRE) and developed by ESMAP in partnership with UCSB, the tool brings together spatial analysis and economic calculations into an online, user-friendly environment that allows users and decision makers to obtain insights into the technical and economic potential of renewable energy resources for all countries.


    By ESMAP and the World Bank

    The Solar PV Forecasting Tool is an open, web-based application which provides short term solar PV power forecasts based on recent weather forecasts. The tool has been developed to help different players related to the power grid management, such as Transmission System Operators, Distribution System Operators, and Solar Power Producers, to improve their decision making processes by having better information when managing solar PV power. One of its principal objectives is to help enable a greater proportion of the grid to be supplied by solar energy, however the tool is not only useful for private or public organisations. It can also benefit individuals by obtaining information that help them to know the availability of energy for the upcoming hours and days.

  5. Solar PV + Storage

    By ESMAP and the World Bank

    Optimally sizing of the energy and power components of battery energy storage systems (BESS) is crucial to maximize the benefits of any hybrid solar plus storage plant. Battery sizing is a complex multi-dimensional problem: it requires considering many variables including the cost of the different components, application, operational regime, energy/power requirements, temperature, among others as they influence the degradation and lifetime of the battery.

  6. Access to Modern Energy Cooking Services: Players and Initiatives database

    By ESMAP and the World Bank

    The Access to Modern Energy Cooking Services: Players and Initiatives Database is part of the knowledge products under the 2020 State of Access to Modern Energy Cooking Services report, developed by the World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), in close collaboration with Loughborough University on Modern Energy Cooking Services Program (funded by UK Aid of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office), and the Clean Cooking Alliance. This qualitative database takes stock of cooking players across the globe, as well as cooking initiatives taking place at a national, regional, and global level.

  7. Energy Access Explorer

    By WRI and partners

    The Energy Access Explorer (EAE) is an online, open-source, interactive platform that enables clean energy entrepreneurs, energy planners, donors, and development-oriented institutions to identify areas (at 1 km2 resolution) where energy access can be expanded and linked to socio-economic development. EAE synthesizes several geospatial data on resource availability, environment, power infrastructure, demographics, social and productive uses of electricity, and finance services and allows users to carry out custom multi-criteria analysis on-the-fly.

  8. Systematic Review Map

    By ESMAP and the World Bank

    The mapping tool is an open-access visual representation of datasheets created for all studies included for the systematic evidence evaluation of the drivers and barriers for the transition to Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS). Studies are georeferenced by the location of the study area on the interactive map. Studies are color-coded according to the sector of interest and users can apply filters- different topics, periods of time, duration of the study, design of the study, etc.- to explore sub-sets of the evidence base of most interest to them. Datasheets can be viewed for each study selected by this process. The data include full bibliographic details of each study and data extracted from the studies according to an a priori, peer-reviewed Protocol, which forms part of the final report of the systematic evidence evaluation.

  9. Global Electrification Platform (GEP)

    By ESMAP and the World Bank

    The Global Electrification Platform (GEP) is an open-access, open-resource, online platform that explores options for achieving universal electrification for the countries with greatest electrification deficits globally. The Global Electrification Platform (GEP) is an open-access, open-resource, online platform that explores options for achieving universal electrification for the countries with greatest electrification deficits globally.

  10. Mexico Urban Performance


    Assess the impact of urban policies and projects in future energy consumption levels at city scale and their implications in social, economic, and environmental aspects

  11. Global Energy Statistical Yearbook

    By Enerdata

    Enerdata's Global Energy Statistical Yearbook gives access to world data on the production, consumption and trade of oil, gas, coal, power and renewable energies, as well as CO2 emissions from fuel combustion. The information is available through an online interactive application, with an intuitive and user-friendly interface using tables, maps and graphs covering world regions and individual countries. The data can be freely exported in .xls files for more in-depth analysis.

  12. RISE

    By the World Bank

    Regulatory Indicators for Sustainable Energy (RISE) is assessing the investment climate for sustainable energy in 111 countries.