Information and recommendations presented in this publication are devoted to the development of renewable energy sources in rural areas of Tyva Republic. The study demonstrated that the most cost-effective renewable energy option at present are small solar power plants that can be used in a single household, herder camp, nature reserve outpost, etc. This publication is intended to assist appropriate decision-makers in making a timely and economically reasoned choice in favour of small-scale solar power generation in Tyva Republic. In addition, this publication can be of use to other regions of Russia by giving an example of an integrated cost-benefit analysis in using various renewable energy technologies that are tailored as much as possible to the needs and realities of specific regions.

This publication has been prepared by the Altai-Sayan Ecoregional Office of WWF Russia within thenowbrgspace Integrated Community Development and Biodiversity Conservation in the Republic of Tyva Project supported by Oxfam GB.

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