Regional: Promoting and Scaling Up Solar Photovoltaic Power through Knowledge Management and Pilot Testing in Bangladesh and Nepal

The TA will promote development of solar power technologies in both off-grid and grid-connected areas of Bangladesh and Nepal by means of institutional and stakeholder capacity building, pilot-testing solar-pumping to increase agricultural production, developing women-led livelihood activities, as well as showcasing and sharing knowledge of good practices, solutions and lessons learned.

PROJECT DETAILS

Commitment Date

Funding Type

Country

Sector

Status

Total Cost

5 Dec 2016

Technical Assistance

Regional

Multisector

Ongoing

$1.81 million

KEY OUTPUTS

Bangladesh: Pilot-testing of solar-powered local infrastructure

Bangladesh: Pilot-testing of gender mainstreaming in solar photovoltaic (SPV)-based initiatives

Bangladesh: Strengthening of institutional capacity of Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board

Nepal: Development of the Nepal Electricity Authority’s capacity in utility-scale SPV power systems

Nepal: Increase of solar power capacity

Regional knowledge exchange: Regional sharing of knowledge from Bangladesh and Nepal components

FINANCING

$350,000 (Danish Cooperation Fund for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Rural Areas)

$214,000 (Strategic Climate Fund)

$750,000 (Second Danish Cooperation Fund for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Rural Areas)

$200,000 (Technical Assistance Special Fund)

$300,000 (Strategic Climate Fund - SREP)