According to the bank, "the project development objective is to increase access to grid-supplied electricity and increase renewable energy generation" The project components include financing supply, installation, and initial maintenance of new hybrid mini-grids throughout Solomon Islands and finance the supply, installation, and initial maintenance for one or more grid-connected solar facilities in Solomon Islands. 35 potential locations suitable for such mini-grids has been indentified in the area of population density, public facilities such as hospitals and schools, ‘anchor’ loads such as tourism facilities, food processing or other commercial operations, and potential sources of renewable energy.
Strategic Climate Fund Grant US$ 7.1 million
Support for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) DOCK US$ 1.6 million
Global Environment Facility (GEF) US$ 0.9 million
Maria Isabel A. S. Neto, Senior Energy Specialist
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