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Detail of GEF Project #1281

GEF Project ID1281
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameSolar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment
CountryGlobal
RegionGlobal
Focal AreaClimate Change
Operational Program6
Pipeline Entry Date1999-11-16
PDF-B Approval Date1999-11-16
Approval Date2000-11-01
CEO Endorsement Date2001-06-01
GEF Agency Approval Date2001-10-08
Project Completion Date2008-12-01
Project StatusProject Completion
GEF AgencyUNEP
Executing AgencyUNEP/DTIE
DescriptionThis project will provide solar and wind resource data and geographic information assessment tools to public and private sector executives who are involved in energy market development. It will demonstrate the use of these instruments in investment and policy decision making and build local capacities for their continuous use. The project will enable private investors and public policy makers to assess the technical, economic and environmental potential for large-scale investments in technologies that enable the exploitation of two increasingly important sources of renewable energy. During this pilot project, tools for analysis and use of resource information will be developed, a global archive and review mechanism will be initiated, regional/national solar and wind resource maps generated and national assessment demonstrations performed. The overall goal is to promote the integration of wind and solar alternatives in national and regional energy planning and sector restructuring as well as related policy making. The project will enable informed decision making and enhance the ability of participating governments to attract increased investor interest in renewable energy. Thirteen countries will be directly involved in the pilot stage of the project. Global and regional maps will be available to all developing countries.
Implementation StatusGRID is now funding the website and sustained activity from UNEP and new project funding. Cuba and Brazil are complete. Honduras, China, are expected to update their national reports but otherwise complete. Ethiopia, Nepal and Kenya are about to receive their wind maps and will then move to final reporting. TERI is supporting the remaining geospatial analysis work.
PDF B Amount
300,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
6,512,000 USD
GEF Grant
6,812,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
2,508,000 USD
Project Cost
9,320,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
418,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
6,512,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
2,508,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
9,320,000 USD
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