Transformation of the Rural Photovoltaics (PV) Market

Project Summary

Promote solar home systems in the rural market through policy support, awareness raising, private sector development, and microcredit (although most systems are expected to be cash sales). No captial cost subsidies are utilitized. Project also includes social services--schools and hospitals-- and some limited productive uses.

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
National Execution (NEX), Ministry of Energy and Minerals
GEF Project Manager
Christine Woerlen |


Project Preparation Grant Amount
320,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
2,250,000 USD
Co-financing Total
4,734,071 USD
GEF Agency Fees
382,000 USD
Total Cost 7,304,071.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
14 Jan 2004
Preparation Grant Approved
18 Aug 2000
Concept Approved
01 May 2003
Project Approved for Implementation
11 Feb 2004
Project closed
01 Dec 2008