Promoting and Scaling Up Solar Photovoltaic Power through Knowledge Management and Pilot Testing in (ADB-49103-001)

Countries
  • Bangladesh
  • Nepal
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Active
Bank Risk Rating
U
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Voting Date
Dec 5, 2016
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Borrower
Asian Development Bank
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Sectors
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Energy
  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Type(s)
Grant
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.20 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 1.50 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Dec 7, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Sep 26, 2016


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Project Description
The project provides assistance to development of energy technologies, including technologies for agricultural use. The project promotes off-grid and grid-connected solar power technologies. It builds capacity of institutions and stakeholders, pilot-tests solar-pumping programs for agricultural use, develops women-led livelihoods, and shares knowledge of solutions and lessons learned. In Bangladesh, the project will work with the Power System Efficiency Improvement Project component Solar Photovoltaic Pumping for Agricultural Irrigation. It includes building 1500 off-grid pumping systems for agrigulture and aquaculture with 6.0 MWp capacity to replace diesel-run irrigation. In Nepal, the project will promote expansion of solar power generation with the South Asia Sub-Regional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project. The project will organize exchanges of knowledge from between Bangladesh and Nepal components.
Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
This project is financed by: Danish Cooperation Fund for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Rural Areas: US$ 350,000 Strategic Climate Fund - SREP (World Bank): US$ 214,000 Second Danish Cooperation Fund for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Rural Areas: US$ 750,000 Technical Assistance Special Fund (Asian Development Bank): US$ 200,000
Contact Information
Asian Development Bank 6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF ADB The Accountability Mechanism is an independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by an Asian Development Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Accountability Mechanism, they may investigate to assess whether the Asian Development Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can learn more about the Accountability Mechanism and how to file a complaint at: http://www.adb.org/site/accountability-mechanism/main