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

UG23-E1
Countries
UG23 Promoting Solar Powered Irrigation and Pumping in Uganda
Start Date Q1 October 2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 800,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Solar Energy
  • Climate-Smart Agriculture
  • Renewable Energy
  • Green Growth
  • Water and Sanitation
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ROCO2
Countries
ROCO2 Solar Grandmothers in Burkina Faso
Start Date Q1 2022
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 439,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Solar Energy
  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
  • Green Jobs
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RW31
Countries
RW31-Smart and Electric Public Transport Services for Low-Carbon City Development in Rwand
Start Date Q3 2021
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 150,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
  • Sustainable Transport
  • Waste
  • Solar Energy
  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
  • Startups
  • Carbon Pricing
  • Green Jobs
  • Green recovery
  • GHGI
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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 • September 29, 2022

Launch of Renewable Energy and Green Economy Trainings for Remote Rural Communities in Solomon Islands

Honiara, Solomon Islands, September 2022 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in partnership with the Department of Energy under the Ministry of Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification (MMERE) will be conducting community level trainings in six selected rural communities of Guadalcanal and Central Province under its project titled “Capacity Building to Strengthen Sustainable Implementation […]

News • August 30, 2022

Launching of renewable energy and green economy trainings for remote rural communities in Papua New Guinea

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 2022 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in partnership with the Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA) and the Central Provincial Administration (CPA), will be conducting community level trainings in five selected rural communities of Central Province under its project titled “Capacity Building to Strengthen Sustainable Implementation of Renewable […]

News • July 22, 2022

Vanuatu and GGGI Launch New Country Planning Framework 2022 – 2026

Port Vila, 20 July 2022.  The new Vanuatu Country Planning Framework (CPF) 2022 – 2026 between the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Government of Vanuatu was launched in Port Vila on 20th July 2022 by the Minister of Climate Change Adaptation, Meteorology, Geo0-hazards, Environment, Energy and Disaster Management (MCCA) – Honorable Silas Bule […]

News • July 15, 2022

Accelerating the green transition: First onshore verified green bond issuance in Viet Nam

Hanoi, 15 July 2022 – With technical support from the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the first onshore, local currency, internationally verified green bond was issued in Viet Nam by EVN Finance Joint Stock Company (EVNF). The value of the issuance is USD 75 million (VND 1,700 billion equivalent). “Green finance is increasingly becoming a […]

News • July 12, 2022

2022 Pacific Energy Officials Meeting

Suva, Fiji, Friday, 11 July 2022: The 2022 Pacific Energy Officials Meeting was virtually held from 5-7 July 2022 by the Pacific Community (SPC) in partnership with the Government of Vanuatu, as the host and incoming Chair of the Fifth Pacific Regional Energy and Transport Ministers Meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to allow […]

News • July 5, 2022

GGGI and Ministry of Environment host the 3rd Luxembourg Waste to Resource Project Thematic Working Group Meeting

14-17 June 2022, In Musanze Secondary City ,Kigali Rwanda the third thematic working group for waste to resource: improving municipal solid waste and hazardous waste management in Rwanda was convened in Musanze from 14 to 17 June 2022 at Fatima Hotel. This is a recurrent quarterly activity under the project where members of the technical […]

News • July 1, 2022

GGGI’s support to Government of Madhya Pradesh (India) on the World’s Largest Floating Solar Project

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is supporting the Government of Madhya Pradesh, India, and Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited in developing the #600MWFloatingSolarProject at Omkareshwar Dam, in #MadhyaPradesh, India-the largest in the world so far. GGGI acting as an independent technical & financial advisor has successfully enhanced the financial viability and bankability of the project. The project now attains […]

News • June 20, 2022

Rwanda hosts the “Africa Regional Forum for Action – Inclusive & Active Mobility in a Changing Climate “

7-9 June 2022, Kigali , Rwanda. More than  120 participants convened in Kigali, Rwanda to discuss the role of active mobility and non-motorized transport in climate mitigation. The event had participants from several organisations such as Transaid ;City of Kisumu ; Bridges to Prosperity ; National Malaria Elimination Centre, Ministry of Health ;UN Habitat ; […]

News • June 7, 2022

Draft Gulu Physical Development Plan Handover

Gulu City, June 6, 2022 Gulu City has received the final draft of the Physical Development Plan. The plan has been developed under the greening Uganda’s urbanization and industrialization project, funded by the European union. The plan is a spatial expression of the social and economic environment or other policy, at National, regional, district, city  […]

News • June 7, 2022

Integration of climate-smart agriculture to farmers’ practices in Northern Burkina Faso

From May 30th to June 3rd, 2022, training sessions on climate-smart agriculture took place in three cities and several farm sites in the Northern region of Burkina Faso. A total of 350 producers, of which more than 40% were women, were trained and participated in site visits in the villages of Ouahigouya, Rikou, Oula, Petit […]

News • May 16, 2022

GGGI supports Guyana in developing a National MRV System

Guyana – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), an international, intergovernmental organization, is working closely with the Government of Guyana and project partners to promote sustainable and low carbon development. On April 28th, 2022, a stakeholder briefing for the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness Project: “Development of Guyana’s National Climate Finance Strategy, MRV System and […]

News • May 3, 2022

Launching of renewable energy and green economy trainings for remote rural communities in Fiji.

Suva, Fiji, 2022 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in partnership with the Climate Change and International Cooperation Division (CCICD) of the Ministry of Economy, will be conducting community level trainings in selected Fijian communities under its project titled “Capacity Building to Strengthen Sustainable Implementation of Renewable Energy Technologies for Rural Energy Access”. The […]

News • May 3, 2022

Greening the New Bugesera Airport Validation Meeting

29 March 2022, Kigali, Rwanda: The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in collaboration with Aviation, Travel and Logistics (ATL) Holding Ltd, an entity affiliated to the Rwanda Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA) hosted a virtual validation meeting on the Greening of the new international airport in Bugesera. Participants that joined the virtual meeting were representatives from […]

News • April 21, 2022

Ouagadougou: Training of trainers in climate-smart agriculture

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) with the financial support of the Kingdom of Denmark  organized from the 11th to 15th April 2022, a training on climate-smart agriculture at the Ministry of Environment, Energy, Water and Sanitation. About sixty technical advisors on agriculture, livestock, and the environment from Hauts-Bassins, Centre-Ouest, Nord and Centre regions strengthened […]

News • April 6, 2022

GGGI held the ordinary session of the senegal cooperation steering committee

The Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development convened the ordinary session of the steering committee of the GGGI country cooperation programme in Senegal in the presence of the statutory party members. As usual at the beginning of each year, the steering committee meets to examine the evolution of the implementation of the programme in 2021, […]

News • March 24, 2022

Climate Finance and Women

Out of 1.3 billion people living in poverty, seventy percent are women. Women are seen as more vulnerable than men to the impacts of climate change since they represent the majority of the world’s poor and more dependent on the threatened natural resources in comparison. While gender equality is proven as ‘smart economics’ that would […]

News • March 21, 2022

Representatives of Ministries of Republic of Mozambique tour Rwanda on a 5 day Knowledge Exchange Visit

13-18 March 2022, Kigali , Rwanda. The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is a delivery partner of the GCF readiness project “Implementing the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) to Promote Low-Carbon Growth in Mozambique” that is being implemented for the Government of Mozambique (GoM). The project, implemented, together with the Ministry of Land and Environment through […]

News • January 11, 2022

Accelerating investment in nature for the green recovery in Senegal strategic workshop held

The strategic orientation workshop was held on December 16, 2021 for the project “Accelerating investment in nature for the green recovery in Senegal through the structuring of the green PES” organized in partnership with the Operational Office for the monitoring of the PES, the MAVA Foundation and the European Union. The objective was to share […]

News • December 6, 2021

Training of Trainers Workshop on “Capacity Building to Strengthen Sustainable Implementation of Renewable Energy Technologies for Rural Energy Access”

Suva, Fiji, November 22, 2021 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), in partnership with the Climate Change and International Cooperation Division (CCICD) of the Ministry of Economy, conducted a Training of Trainers (ToT) Workshop on Capacity Building to Strengthen Sustainable Implementation of Renewable Energy Technologies for Rural Energy Access. The initiative is part of […]

News • December 2, 2021

Technical Structuring Workshop for the Green Senegal Rising Plan

November 29, 2021; Saly, Senegal – The Director-General of the Operational Office for the Monitoring of the Emerging Senegalese Plan (BOS/PSE), El Ousseyni Kane, took part in the opening of the preparatory technical workshop of the Green PSE Programme with the presence of the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MEDD), Amadou […]

Reports

Circular Built Environment Highlights from Africa Report sustainable buildings  • United Nations Once Planet  • rwanda  • UN2030  • built environment
Report
Circular Built Environment Highlights from Africa Report

sustainable buildings  • United Nations Once Planet  • rwanda  • UN2030  • built environment  • buildings and construction  • Burkina Faso  • CEB Africa Report  • senegal  • Uganda  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • Burkina Faso  • Green Cities  • Uganda  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Solar Energy  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • Circular Economy  • Green Growth  • green building

600MW FLOATING SOLAR PROJECT Government of India  • Floating Solar  • India  • India  • Solar Energy
Report
600MW FLOATING SOLAR PROJECT

Government of India  • Floating Solar  • India  • India  • Solar Energy  • Renewable Energy  • renewable energy

Examen de l’impact de la politique énergétique de la Côte d’Ivoire sur le développement des énergies propres et la maîtrise de l’énergie #energyefficiency  • energy investment  • clean air  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Sustainable Energy
Report
Examen de l’impact de la politique énergétique de la Côte d’Ivoire sur le développement des énergies propres et la maîtrise de l’énergie

#energyefficiency  • energy investment  • clean air  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Sustainable Energy  • Solar Energy

Evaluation of GGGI’s Progress Against the Strategic Plan 2015-20 (2017) Paraguay  • Lao PDR  • Viet Nam  • Cambodia  • Mongolia
Report
Evaluation of GGGI’s Progress Against the Strategic Plan 2015-20 (2017)

Paraguay  • Lao PDR  • Viet Nam  • Cambodia  • Mongolia  • Papua New Guinea  • Mozambique  • Hungary  • Colombia  • Nepal  • Costa Rica  • Fiji  • Philippines  • India  • Rwanda  • Jordan  • Senegal  • Kiribati  • United Arab Emirates  • Uganda  • Morocco  • Ethiopia  • Myanmar  • Qatar  • Peru  • Green Cities  • Indonesia  • México  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Vanuatu  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Sustainable Transport  • Waste  • Solar Energy  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Climate Finance  • National Financing Vehicles  • NFVs

Unleashing the Potential of Rooftop Solar PV in Oriental Mindoro, Philippines Philippines  • Solar Energy
Report
Unleashing the Potential of Rooftop Solar PV in Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

Philippines  • Solar Energy

Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Rwanda Development Board (RDB) Headquarters, Kigali, Rwanda rapid building assessment  • Green Building Indicators  • Green building Technology  • Rwanda  • Green Cities
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Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Rwanda Development Board (RDB) Headquarters, Kigali, Rwanda

rapid building assessment  • Green Building Indicators  • Green building Technology  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Energy  • Waste  • Solar Energy  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • Carbon Pricing  • Green Buildings Minimum Compliance System  • Green Buildings  • waste management  • water

Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Kigali, Rwanda existing public buildings  • Rapid Building Perfomance  • rwanda  • Water consumption  • Greenhouse Gas (GHG)
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Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Kigali, Rwanda

existing public buildings  • Rapid Building Perfomance  • rwanda  • Water consumption  • Greenhouse Gas (GHG)  • cost saving  • green rwanda  • operational savings  • resource efficiency  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation  • GHG reduction  • 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

Review of Strategic Plan 2015-2020: Commitments Delivered and Key Results Ecuador  • Uzbekistan  • Caribbean  • Kiribati  • United Arab Emirates
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Review of Strategic Plan 2015-2020: Commitments Delivered and Key Results

Ecuador  • Uzbekistan  • Caribbean  • Kiribati  • United Arab Emirates  • Lao PDR  • Viet Nam  • Cambodia  • Mongolia  • Saint Lucia  • Mozambique  • Guyana  • Papua New Guinea  • Colombia  • Nepal  • Costa Rica  • Hungary  • Fiji  • Philippines  • India  • Rwanda  • Jordan  • Senegal  • Uganda  • Morocco  • Ethiopia  • Myanmar  • Burkina Faso  • Peru  • Green Cities  • Tonga  • Qatar  • Indonesia  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • México  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Vanuatu  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Sustainable Transport  • Waste  • Solar Energy  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Green Finance  • Climate-Smart Agriculture  • Coastal Resilience

Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Administrative Office Complex, Kigali, Rwanda AOC  • waste  • existing public buildings  • MININFRA  • Rwanda Building Code 2019
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Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Administrative Office Complex, Kigali, Rwanda

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

Viet Nam Impact Pathway Review (2020) Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Waste  • Solar Energy
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Viet Nam Impact Pathway Review (2020)

Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Waste  • Solar Energy

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