Arc is testing, piloting and expanding a number of business models that are focused on financing for sustainable energy including microfinance, remittances, asset finance, crowd-funding and pay as you go mechanisms. The end goal of REMMP is to increase access to finance for end-users of clean energy services so as to improve livelihoods and quality of life among these target recipients.
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Arc Finance is providing TA support under The Partnership to Advance Clean Energy – Deployment Technical Assistance (PACE-D TA) Program, a five- year bilateral program with the objective to accelerate India’s transition to a high performing, low emission, and energy secure economy.
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Arc published and disseminated in depth research on new financial products that MFIs are developing to blend financing with energy and water around the world. The creation of these financial products - including lending, savings, remittances and leasing products - resulted in new alliances between MFIs and other entities such as energy and water enterprises to provide livelihood enhancement products to the poor.
Arc explored community- or private-sector-based financing for WASH systems to improve the sustainable management of potable water in project-assisted communities. In collaboration with Roshan, the leading mobile phone operator in Afghanistan, Arc Finance also led the development of Mobile SWSS, a monitoring and evaluation tool that will enable SWSS staff to better track the performance of water supply hardware over time.
Arc tested an innovative and untraditional remittance transfer model identified during market research conducted by Arc in 2009 as being attractive to both remitters and receivers. The goal of the project was to radically increase the availability and number of sustainable energy products for Haitian consumers, using remittances as the financing source.
Arc is delivering small-scale renewable energy and energy efficiency products and technologies in Bolivia financed through remittances. The goal of the project is to reduce green house gas (GHG) emissions, improve resilience of low-income households to climate impacts on the energy sector, to reduce the cost for energy in urban and rural low-income households, and to raise awareness about cleaner and less energy intensive energy sources.
Arc is advising Winrock in developing a financing mechanism for cookstoves in Kenya in partnership with MESPT. The goal of the project is to strengthen the cookstove sector in Kenya.
Arc is executing a project designed by the World Bank/IFC to increase access to clean rural electrification in Latin America. Arc is analyzing the existing business models of three Latin American organizations active in the energy sector (Emprenda in Peru and Argentina, Ecami in Nicaragua, and IDEAAS in Brazil) with the goal of improving upon the existing business models through introducing additional products and services, promoting alliances with financial institutions, and suggesting new financing mechanisms such as carbon finance and remittances, thereby facilitating expansion and replication.