Access to Electricity with New Off-Grid Solar Technology in Central Asia (ADB-49412-001)

  • Europe and Central Asia
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Afghanistan
  • Azerbaijan
  • China
  • Georgia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Mongolia
  • Pakistan
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Sep 14, 2016
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Regional (CAREC-member countries)
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  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 2.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 26, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Sep 21, 2016

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Project Description

According to ADB website, The new 2016-2020 CAREC Energy Strategy and Work Plan aims to increase the awareness of decision makers and opinion leaders about global energy trends and recent energy innovations to promote new technologies and remove market barriers. Off-grid electrification is today a viable alternative to grid-based electricity. The recent technological advances in three areas- lithium-ion batteries, solar power, and energy efficient appliances - have made off-grid connection economically more viable than extending the main transmission and distribution networks, especially in the case of expensive diesel generation supplied grids. Further, the project will support development of a DC solar kit with DC appliances and Lithium-ion batteries.

Further, the project impact will be increased access to reliable, affordable, financially sustainable, and environmentally sound energy using new technology.

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information

Project Officer: Hasnie, Sohail
Central and West Asia Department
No contact information provided at the time of disclosure.


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