|1. DRE enterprise||
For the purpose of this tool, a DRE enterprise is defined as one or more of the following:
|2. Resource/ Technology||
Refers to the renewable energy source utilized by an enterprise for electricity generation and includes solar, wind, hydro or biomass.
Refers to the products or services offered by an off-grid enterprise. For the purposes of this tool, solutions comprise of solar lanterns, home lighting systems, cookstoves, solar pumps, solar/ wind/ hydro/ biomass based mini and micro grids that may or may not be grid compatible.
|4. External Environment||
Comprises all external factors that cannot be controlled by the enterprise, but nonetheless affect the operations of any business. It includes political risks, geographic risks and target market risks which have a bearing on business performance
|5. Off-grid space related risks||
Evaluation of attractiveness of investing in the DRE sector over other industries, comparison of generation potential and costs of various renewable energy resources and assessment of repayment risk and threat of grid penetration.
|6. Enterprise Performance Risk||
Evaluation of the business model, financial, operational and impact performance of the enterprise over the last 3 years.
|7. Industry Benchmarks||
The tool provides industry level benchmarks to help financing institutions compare the performance of an enterprise against the aggregated industry performance and also assists enterprises in comparing own performance against the industry peers. The industry benchmarks are categorized by business model types - capital expenditure heavy or operating expenditure heavy, as well as by the number of years an enterprise has been in business.
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