Productive Uses of Renewable Energy in Guatemala

Project Summary

GVEP has as an objective the reduction of poverty through the use of modern energy services. The programme in Guatemala has an integral approach, where the need for electric power is identified in all sectors (i.e. education, health, agriculture, communications etc.), and energy is provided to satisfy the identified demand. The proposed full-size project continues this line of action in productive uses of renewable energy, where productivity is geared on a demand basis.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Fundacion Solar
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
100,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
2,550,000 USD
Co-financing Total
11,500,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
382,000 USD
Total Cost 14,150,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
08 Apr 2004
Preparation Grant Approved
05 Aug 2005
Concept Approved
01 Feb 2005
Project Approved for Implementation
24 Jul 2007
Project closed
31 Mar 2013