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Detail of GEF Project #1513

GEF Project ID1513
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameBuilding Sustainable Commercial Dissemination Networks for Household PV Systems in Eastern Africa
Focal AreaClimate Change
Operational Program6
PDF-A Approval Date2001-12-10
Approval Date2004-08-18
GEF Agency Approval Date2004-10-22
Project Completion Date2006-12-31
Project StatusProject Closure
Executing AgencyEnergy Alternatives AFRICA, Ltd. / now called: Energy for Sustainable Development AFRICA, Ltd.
DescriptionThe overall objective of this project is to stimulate increased rural sales of PV by increasing consumer awareness and by sharing experiences between commercial markets and projects in region. Specific objectives are to: 1)To create awareness and to put in place the required technical capacity to market, design, install, maintain PV systems for small needs in one rural district of each country. To assist to develop market linkages between the major commercial center (Addis, Asmara, Dar, Kampala) and a selected rural district. The project will create a sustainable “commercial corridor” of PV supply between importers, dealers and rural consumers in a high potential district. If there is an interested micro-finance group, the project will also attempt to catalyze microfinance in each of the countries. This demonstration will assist stakeholders to further develop the market in other localities. 2)To raise awareness among policymakers and development partners about the role for PV as a part of rural electrification in all countries, and to share policy experiences between the countries 3)To build linkages between East African country PV sector stakeholders, including companies, dealers, NGOs, rural energy projects and international companies. To assist commercial companies to develop viable PV businesses in each of the countries, to share successful models, and to enhance trade and information links between neighboring countries 4)To encourage international PV companies to participate in the development of the business in East Africa by building awareness of potential markets and by linking them with local stakeholders 5)To identify and assist companies that are eligible for SDF finance. To stimulate interest of local finance players in supporting PV projects.
Implementation StatusProject Completed.
PDF A Amount
24,400 USD
GEF Project Grant
693,600 USD
GEF Grant
718,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
539,630 USD
Project Cost
1,257,630 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
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