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.
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
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