Additional Financing for Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Program (WB-P160018)

  • India
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Nov 15, 2016
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State Bank of India
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  • Climate and Environment
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 22.94 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 524.94 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jul 31, 2017

Disclosed by Bank May 1, 2016

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Project Description
The development objective of the Program for Results Grid-connected Rooftop Solar Program for India is to increase installed capacity of Grid-connected Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic (GRPV) and to strengthen the capacity of relevant institutions for GRPV. The proposed additional GEF grant will support the overall GRPV Program, by (i) providing incentives to State Bank of India (SBI), to lend to riskier categories of GRPV customers, such as non-banking financial institutions (NBFCs) and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) which wish to finance and install GRPV; and (ii) strengthening the investment climate for GRPV by building capacity of the main stakeholders involved in the expansion of GRPV. The objectives of the proposed GEF grant were already incorporated in the objectives, design, or results/DLIs of the original GRPV Program. There are no changes or updates proposed to the information and/or technical, fiduciary, and social and environmental assessments contained in the Program Appraisal Document (PAD) presented to the Board on 13th May, 2016.
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Global Environment Facility (Gef): 22,935,780.00 Global Environment - Associated Ibrd Fund: 500,000,000.00 Borrower: 2,000,000.00
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