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Detail of GEF Project #660

GEF Project ID660
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameBarrier Removal to Secure PV Market Penetration in Semi-Urban Sudan
Focal AreaClimate Change
Operational Program6
PDF-A Approval Date1996-06-14
Approval Date1999-03-05
GEF Agency Approval Date1999-11-11
Project StatusProject Completion
Executing AgencyUNOPS
DescriptionThe project aims to create a sustainable technical, institutional and financial infrastructure to support PV market penetration. As a result of the project, growing energy demand in semi-urban Sudan would be met with PV instead of diesel systems. The project will help facilitate the development of government policy regulations that will create a favorable environment to generate 1.2 MW of installed PV capacity per year over the next 15 years. The project will also demonstrate the feasibility and viability of PV systems in Sudan while assuring, among others, the availability of credit mechanisms, the establishment of after sales services, and development of a curriculum for PV vocational training.
Implementation StatusSupport to regional governments in implementation of the governments 1000 villages solar lighting programme in three states. Credit facility started in WAW of Southern Sudan hence completing the coverage of credit in all states where the project established PV offices. Internal assessment of credit facility conducted and report prepared. Preparation of the semi final draft of the renewable energy master plan for Sudan prepared by an International Consultant and a team of 5 local consultants. Final report will be ready by the end of September 2005. A terminal evaluation for the project is scheduled for November 2005. An international and a national consultant have been identified.
PDF A Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
725,000 USD
GEF Grant
750,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
960,000 USD
Project Cost
1,710,000 USD
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