SOLAR DEVELOPMENT IN BRAZIL (EIB-20220157)

Countries
  • Brazil
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Uninformed
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Financial Institutions
  • European Investment Bank (EIB)
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Project Status
Proposed
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
U
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Borrower
BANCO SANTANDER (BRASIL) SA
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
Sectors
  • Energy
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Loan
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 36.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 89.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EIB website

Updated in EWS Jul 22, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Jul 20, 2022


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Project Description
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DESCRIPTION

Intermediated framework loan to Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A., one of the largest banks in the country, to finance solar energy investments.

ENVIRONMENT

The operation will generate environmental benefits by supporting renewable energy investments in solar photovoltaic schemes that help mitigate climate change.

OBJECTIVE

By supporting investments into solar photovoltaic schemes, the project is expected to contribute to the EIB priority objectives for energy sector lending related to renewable energy sources, in line with the EIB Energy Lending Criteria and its Climate Action objectives. The operation is well aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy) and 13 (Climate Action).

PROCUREMENT

The financial intermediary will be required to take all the requisite measures to ensure that the procurement procedures are carried out in accordance with the Bank's Guide to Procurement.

Investment Description
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