Check out LEAP-RE’s public results

We are on a mission to develop renewable energy as a sustainable source of energy for all in Africa. During the 5 years duration of the LEAP-RE programme, partners will create and support innovative research projects, share knowledge, and build a long lasting partnership to support research and innovation for the development of renewable energy in Africa.

Reports presenting the work of LEAP-RE’s partners, action plans, key outcomes from the projects, and other deliverables  will be accessible for download in this section as they become available..

D4.1 Knowledge sharing and clustering strategy

D4.2 Results from clustering in LEAP-RE

D4.3 Strategic approach to LEAP-RE Community management

D4.4 Online repository of LEAP-RE Horizontal Training Modules

D4.5 Proceedings from general workshops

D4.6 Updated and Revised Multiannual Roadmaps

D4.7 List of LEAP-RE Dissemination Activities

D4.8 Detailed description of the Innovation Accelerator

D4.9 Analytical Report: Good Practices on Innovation Acceleration

D4.11 LEAP-RE Website

D5.1 Theory of Change, M&E Approach and MEL Plan

D5.2 Report on Monitoring

D5.3 Report on Evaluation and Learning

D5.4 Proceedings of round tables for research uptake

D5.5 Research briefs based on Pillar 1 and Pillar 2 results for dialogue with external policy and stakeholder partner

D5.6 Funding opportunities to enhance additional activities

D5.7 List of new LEAP-RE community members

D5.8 Report on the analysis about R&I capacities in Africa

D5.9 Report about Twinning & Teaming & Pooling activities

D5.10 Strategy guidelines and plan for the design of the long-term partnership

D5.11 Strategy design workshop for the future platform and documentation of lessons learned from external actors

D6.1 Value proposition and adoption drivers of future partnership

D6.2 Detailed description of features of the partnership

D6.3 Governance model of the future partnership, including organisational framework, legal instrument, decisionmaking mechanisms and constituting statutes

D6.4 Financial model of the future partnership

D6.5 Analysis of legal options

D8.1 Assessment of the first co-fund call and decision on the second co-fund call

D8.2 Mid-term monitoring report of co-funded projects

D8.3 Final monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment report of cofunded projects

D9.1 Presentation of a more detailed Plan of Activities for the whole WP9

D9.2 Final report of task 9.1 on geoscience data collected to be used in the Geothermal Atlas

D9.3 Final report of task 9.2 on all surface data collected to be used in the Geothermal Atlas

D9.4 Final report on the social analysis and the related data developed in task 9.3 and to be used in the Geothermal Atlas

D9.5 Final version of the Geothermal Atlas for Africa

D9.6 Report about the outcome on scientific collaboration and potential for training

D11.1 Presentation of a detailed Plan of Activities for the whole WP11

D11.2 Report on 3G data acquisition as basic methodology to be used for the three relevant sites selected in the 4 countries and on surface geoscientific studies Geothermal Conceptual Model

D11.3 Socio-anthropological studies for community’s appropriation, case studies synthesis, best practice guide

D11.4 Technology and engineering guidebook for local geothermal fluids production system

D11.5 Research Mobility strategy & capacity building report creation & diffusion of guidebooks;

D11.6 Geothermal Village Project Phase 2

D11.7 Report about the outcome on scientific collaboration of WP11

D13.1 Presentation of a more detailed Plan of Activities for the whole WP13

D13.2 Report of characterization of the electricity needs and resource assessment methodologies

D13.3 Guidelines & best practices for mini grid optimization in African context

D13.4 Accurate map of digital technologies components and systems for mini grids at technical system and operational levels dedicated to African needs

D13.5 Portfolio of ideas, solutions and business cases using digital technologies in context of mini grid and Community of Practice (Scientist, Innovator, Investor, policy maker) for innovative digital solutions in mini grid

D13.6 Evaluation methodology and selection of Best Practices for business and delivery models of mini grid methodologies

D13.7 Guidelines of the methodology for defining business and delivery models of mini grid

D13.8 Material of online training program

D13.9 Report about the outcome on scientific collaboration WP13

D14.1 Presentation of a more detailed Plan of Activities for the whole WP 14

D14.2 Report on background analysis for pilot villages as deliverable of task 14.2

D14.3 Four studies on the technical and socioeconomic potentials and challenges of the identified demo villages

D14.4 Four advanced implementation plans, which describe expansion and replication possibilities

D14.5 Business models which consolidate the achievements and allow managing the energy villages after the end of the project

D14.6 Detailed Implementation and Sustainable Action Plans

D14.7 List of the EV African Network members

D14.8 Mapping of policies and initiatives supporting Energy Villages Concept

D14.9 Identification of obstacles to innovation and success factors

D14.10 Identification of relevant inspiring cases

D14.11 Policy Recommendations Guidelines and Roadmap including the outcome on scientific collaboration.


Publications related to the work of LEAP-RE are added to this page as they become available.

S. SanfilippoJ. J. Hernández CabreraJ. ÉvoraC. M. F. KébéE. KremersB. PéchinéJ. S. CardotA. RachidA. K. TossaJ. Lekoto, Microgrid design optimization in Benin within the LEOPARD project: evaluating the impact of inaccurate load profile estimation, Published in: 2023 3rd International Conference on Electrical, Computer, Communications and Mechatronics Engineering (ICECCME)

  • Online article “LNEG is part of the LEAP-RE Consortium on two projects deadling with energy, sustainability and development in Africa“, March 2022. Available at:
  • Falchetta, A., “Research Agenda for Planning and Financing Nexus Development Objectives in Rural Sub-Saharan Africa” (scientific journal submit). Available at
  • Falchetta et al., “M-LED: multi-sectoral latent electricity demand assessment for energy access planning“, 2021, Environ. Res. Letters, vol 16 n.7 (scientific journal
    publication). Available at
  • Falchetta, A., “Energy access investment, agricultural profitability, and rural development: time for an integrated approach“, 2021, Envion. Res.: Infrastructure
    and Sustainability, vol 1 n.3 (scientific journal publication). Available at
  • Falchetta et al, 2023, “Solar irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa: economic feasibility and development potential”, Environmental Research Letters, Vol18, N°9. DOI 10.1088/1748-9326/acefe5
  • D. Poli (UNIPI), D. Fioriti (UNIPI), R. Mereu (POLIMI), AEIT – Sezione Toscana e Umbria – “Le minigrid ibride come strumento per l’elettrificazione sostenibile
    delle aree rurali del mondo Ecosystem” (conference publication). Available at:
  • UH, “Business Model Evaluation Framework for rural Micro-Grid business ecosystem” Applied Energy Journal IEEE conference EEM22 (conference submit). Available at:
  • Technological Innovation System of Private Mini-Grids in Kenya”, EEM2022 (conference submit). Available at:
  • POLIMI, “Minigrid sizing and the issue of data-paucity in developing countries. A case study in rural Rwanda” at IEW 2022 conference (conference publication). Available at: 
    o UH, “Analysis of Private Mini-Grid Development for Rural Rwanda“, IEEE PES & IAS PowerAfrica Conference5 (conference
    publication). Available at:
  • Fioriti et al., “Multiple design options for sizing off-grid microgrids: A novel singleobjective approach to support multi-criteria decision making“, 2022, Sust. En., vol 30, ISSN 2352-4677, (scientific journal publication). Available at
  • Dibaba et al., “Feasibility of rural electrification and connectivity—A methodology and case study“, 2022, Ap. En., vol 315, ISSN 0306-2619, (scientific journal publication). Available at
  • Amougou C. et al, “LCOE-Based Optimization for the Design of Small Run-of-River Hydropower Plants“, Energies 2022, 15(20), 7507 (scientific publication). Available at:
  • Nicolò Stevanato et al, “Planning third generation minigrids: Multi-objective optimization and brownfield investment approaches in modelling village-scale on-grid and off-grid energy systems” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Transition, Volume 3, 2023, at
  1. In Living with Energy PovertyPerspectives from the Global North and South, Edited By Paola Velasco Herrejón, Breffní Lennon, Niall P. Dunphy: 17.  Demand-side Flexibility to Address Household Energy Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of Burkina Faso and Madagascar by Marine Cornelis, Edmond VII Mballa Elanga, and Luc Richaud:
  2. Produzione e consumo sostenibili tra politiche legislative e prassi adattive a cura di Lucia Ruggeri e Adele Emilia Caterini (Escop4Green): Digitalizzazione dell’energia come strumento di empowerment dei consumatori: opportunità e rischi, by Marine Cornelis

Communication materials

Communication materials related to LEAP-RE (press releases, newsletters, promotional materials, etc.) are added to this page as they become available.