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Detail of GEF Project #86

GEF Project ID86
IBRD PO ID5589
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameSolar Water heating
CountryTunisia
RegionAfrica
Focal AreaClimate Change
Operational Program6
Approval Date1993-05-01
GEF Agency Approval Date1994-11-02
Project Completion Date2004-06-30
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyAgence pour la Maitrise de l'Energie (AME)
DescriptionThe project will promote the commercialization of solar water heating technology in the residential and tertiary sectors by conditioning the market for sustained penetration of the technology as a least-cost alternative under competitive market conditions.
Implementation StatusThe 1997 project restructuring was successful and the market for SWH systems began to develop in September. Over 10,000 m2 of SWH collector area are now being installed p.a. bringing the cumulative total to nearly 37,000 m2, representing about 74\% of the project's targets. The local industrial solar sector continues to be dependent on GEF subsidies. ANER, the implementing agency will submit a proposal to address this, based on a status report of actual environmental and economic performance of the SWH systems. The project is expected to be fully disbursed before project closing. Next Supervision mission scheduled for September 2002.
PRIF Amount
200,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,000,000 USD
GEF Grant
4,200,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
16,900,000 USD
Project Cost
21,100,000 USD
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