Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment

Project Summary

This project will provide solar and wind resource data and geographic information assessment tools to public and private sector executives who are involved in energy market development. It will demonstrate the use of these instruments in investment and policy decision making and build local capacities for their continuous use. The project will enable private investors and public policy makers to assess the technical, economic and environmental potential for large-scale investments in technologies that enable the exploitation of two increasingly important sources of renewable energy. During this pilot project, tools for analysis and use of resource information will be developed, a global archive and review mechanism will be initiated, regional/national solar and wind resource maps generated and national assessment demonstrations performed. The overall goal is to promote the integration of wind and solar alternatives in national and regional energy planning and sector restructuring as well as related policy making. The project will enable informed decision making and enhance the ability of participating governments to attract increased investor interest in renewable energy. Thirteen countries will be directly involved in the pilot stage of the project. Global and regional maps will be available to all developing countries.

Project Details

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

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Project Preparation Grant Amount
300,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
6,512,000 USD
Co-financing Total
2,508,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
418,000 USD
Total Cost 9,320,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
16 Nov 1999
Preparation Grant Approved
16 Nov 1999
Concept Approved
01 Nov 2000
Project Approved for Implementation
31 May 2001
Project closed
31 Oct 2018