Thematic Strategies: Communities of Practice

Solar Energy

Solar energy is one of the most sustainable sources of energy in the foreseeable future with co-benefits of environmental sustainability, economic security, and equitable supply of energy. It is high on the global agenda and crucial to meeting the world’s climate goals. Moreover, solar energy is not just clean, they are fast becoming the cheapest form of power generation in many markets.

One of the biggest drawbacks of solar energy used to be its generation cost. However, the cost of solar energy is now below the cost of traditional fuels, and they are likely to fall further over the next decade, giving solar energy an even bigger cost advantage. The much-predicted death of fossil fuels is still some way off, especially outside Europe. Coal, gas, and oil will remain part of the fuel-supply mix for the foreseeable future, especially given the appetite for energy in developing economies in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Coal and oil are expected to peak within the next few years, while the demand for net zero is pick-up momentum with leaders from major economies are pushing for deep emission reductions from fossil fuels. According to IEA report Net Zero by 2050, the pathway calls for 630 gigawatts by the  year 2030 and largest single source of electricity by the year 2050.

Sustainable energy has been one of the major areas of intervention for GGGI. Solar energy forms the second largest portfolio of green investment mobilization through the Green Investment Services (after sustainable landscapes). GGGI facilitates policy and regulatory environment, application of potential new emerging technologies & ideas, and mobilizing green finance backed by sustainable business model setting the direction for creating the right enabling conditions for adoption of solar energy at scale that fits into the country needs and regional conditions.

Projects

CO10
Countries
CO10 Scaling up rural electrification via capacity building to public and private actors
Start Date Q1 24 February 2021
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 626
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
  • Solar Energy
  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
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IN09
Thematic Areas
Countries
IN09 Utility scale 150MW ground mounted solar PV project for new highway corridor in Maharashtra, India
Start Date Q1 26-02-2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 54,470
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Solar Energy
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IN25
Thematic Areas
Countries
IN25 GGGI – ISA partnership for one million solar pump initiative
Start Date Q1 01-01-2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 0
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Solar Energy
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ET08
Countries
ET08 Green growth governance – Business Case for Solar PV (Energy) Investment at the Adama Industrial Park
Start Date Q1 20190101
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 91,750
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Solar Energy
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News

News • June 30, 2021

Global Green Growth Week 2021

Global Green Growth Week 2021 (GGGWeek2021) Green Recovery, Green Jobs, and NetZero2050 SAVE THE DATE & CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS Oct. 25 – 27, 2021 (Virtual Conference) GGGWeek2021 is hosted by the Global Green Growth Institute. About GGGWeek2021 GGGWeek2021 will feature high-level panel discussions, keynote speeches, interactive sessions and debates that will highlight examples of solutions […]

News • June 8, 2021

World Environment Day : How GGGI is supporting Rwanda’s green growth strategy

5th June, Kigali , Rwanda. Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) has joined Rwanda and the rest of the World to celebrate World Environment Day (WED) on May 5, under the theme “Ecosystem Restoration”. Okechukwu Daniel Ogbonnaya, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Country Representative Rwanda said that the theme aligns with GGGI’s Strategy 2030 that […]

News • May 22, 2021

Environmental journalists network trained on GGGI contribution in the Senegal NDC

A network of environmental journalists were invited by GGGI in collaboration with the ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development for a training workshop related to the Senegal Nationally Determined Contribution. AS a part of the roadmap for the NDC implemention program under Paris agreement  carried out by the Direction of the Environment, the seminar emphasised […]

News • May 20, 2021

Province of Bataan and GGGI Joining Forces to Introduce Electric Public Utility Vehicles

20 May 2021, Bataan, Philippines The Provincial Government of Bataan (PGB) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) held on Monday a virtual kick-off consultation on a new partnership project to mainstream electric vehicles (EVs) into the public transportation sector in the province. Building on earlier successful collaborations, PGB invited GGGI to assess the feasibility […]

News • May 17, 2021

Greening Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization Project Brochure Supported by the EU

The project aims to promote sustainable development and inclusive Green Growth in Uganda by focusing on green city development, green industrialization, efficient waste management and Green Growth Integration into planning and budgeting. This is to ensure Uganda is achieving maximum benefits from a Green Growth pathway. The project impact objective is: “Uganda achieves strong, inclusive […]

News • April 26, 2021

GGGI to work with Minenergía and IPSE to scale up rural electrification in Colombia

Bogotá, April 22, 2021. With the support of the UK Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions – UK PACT, GGGI launched the project that will deliver demand-driven technical assistance to the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME), the Institute for Planning and Promotion of Energy Solutions for Non-Interconnected Areas (IPSE) and selected private-sector developers to advance […]

News • April 22, 2021

4th B2B virtual webinar on Innovation and Sustainability. Identifying synergies between Rwanda and Italy

30th March 2021 , Kigali Rwanda Environmental Management Authority (REMA) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), co-organised the 4th business to business (B2B) virtual webinar on “Innovation and Sustainability: Identifying synergies between Rwanda and Italy”. Rwanda’s ecosystem has attracted many evolving startup ,with several local entrepreneurs developing sustainable and impactful products and services that […]

News • April 10, 2021

Makerere University Commences implementation of Output 1.4 of Greening Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization Project with selecting the Research Themes

On April 8, 2021, Makerere University College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) held a full day workshop at the university’s conference center to establish a research team and select themes for research. The meeting was attended by 22 university researchers and professors as well as representatives from the GGGI. The research topics are […]

News • April 10, 2021

Training Opportunity Call for Applications: StartUp Course 2021 at Entrepreneurship Institute of Africa (EIA)

Are you an entrepreneur? Do you have a business or are you interested in starting your own? Courses at Entrepreneurship Institute of Africa (EIA) are the perfect fit! EIA is inviting applications for the StartUp Course – May Cohort 2021, a business fundamental course that supports early-stage entrepreneurs through the stages of business conceptualization, design, […]

Reports

Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Kigali, Rwanda rwanda  • Greenhouse Gas (GHG)  • green rwanda  • resource efficiency  • GHG reduction
Report
Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Kigali, Rwanda

rwanda  • Greenhouse Gas (GHG)  • green rwanda  • resource efficiency  • GHG reduction  • existing public buildings  • Rapid Building Perfomance  • Water consumption  • cost saving  • operational savings  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation  • MINAFFET  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting  • Green Buildings and Industry  • GHG  • Waste  • Solar Energy  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • GHG emissions  • green building  • renewable energy  • waste management

Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Administrative Office Complex, Kigali, Rwanda MININFRA  • RHA  • MoE  • AOC  • waste
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Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Administrative Office Complex, Kigali, Rwanda

MININFRA  • RHA  • MoE  • AOC  • waste  • existing public buildings  • Rwanda Building Code 2019  • green existing buildings  • Rapid Building Perfomance  • administrative office complex  • Mininstry of infrastructure  • Rwanda Green Building  • Rwanda  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting  • Energy  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Waste  • Solar Energy  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • Green Buildings  • water

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