TT-Pilot (GEF-4): Promotion and Development of Local Solar Technologies in Chile

Project Summary

The general objective of this project is to provide support the Government of Chile (GoC) and the Ministry of Energy (MINENERGIA) to develop a solar industry for solar water heating (SWH) and power generation in Chile (Photovoltaic (PV) panels and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)). The specific objectives are to: (i) promote technology transfer, institutional strengthening and capacity building in solar technologies; (ii) develop pilot projects using solar technologies (SWH and power generation) and (iii) support the design of incentives, financial mechanisms and a public awareness campaign to promote solar projects with SWH and power generation technologies.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
Inter-American Development Bank
Executing Agencies
National Energy Commission (CNE)
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
2,727,273 USD
Co-financing Total
31,750,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
272,727 USD
Total Cost 34,477,273.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
30 Sep 2009
Concept Approved
30 Nov 2009
Project Approved for Implementation
31 May 2012
Project closed