Solar Photovoltaics in Africa - Experiences with Financing and Delivery Models

While the GEF supports PV projects in order to help households and businesses to obtain modern energy supply, namely electricity, without increasing greenhouse gas emissions, it must be acknowledged that the quantity of greenhouse gases reduced through PV projects is quite small. Most of the PV projects supported by the GEF are designed to stimulate the market for PVs by removing barriers to their expanded use in hopes that a thriving market will develop to supply with electricity the population in Africa currently without electricity at zero net greenhouse gas emissions.

Area of Evaluation: 

Mitigation

Thematic Cluster: 

Renewable energy

Theme of Evaluation: 

Renewable Energy

GEF Funding: 

Yes

Level of Evaluation: 

Regional

Region: 

Subsaharan Africa

Type of Evaluation: 

Special Evaluation Study

Institution: 

UNDP

Evaluation Author: 

Martin KRAUSE and Sara NORDSTR

Year of Evaluation: 

2004