Barrier Removal to Secure PV Market Penetration in Semi-Urban Sudan

Project Summary

The 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.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:

Project Documents


Project Preparation Grant Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
725,000 USD
Co-financing Total
960,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
Total Cost 1,710,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
08 Jan 1999
Preparation Grant Approved
14 Jun 1996
Project Approved for Implementation
05 Mar 1999
Project closed
01 Dec 2005