IRENA typically receives and reviews around 100 applications for funding to the IRENA/ADFD Project Facility in each cycle. Since 2014, ADFD has selected 24 renewable energy projects for funding in 23 different countries. ADFD has allocated USD 245 million in concessional loans to these projects, which has attracted a further USD 450 million in co-financing from other sources including governments, the private sector and other development funds.
This project, put forward by the Ministry of Public Infrastructure will install grid-connected solar PV systems in the hinterland regions to reduce fossil fuel consumption and increase the reliability of electricity supply. An estimated 34,700 people in the target areas will benefit and around 120 direct and indirect jobs are set to be created throughout the project lifecycle.
The Rural & Renewable Energy Agency in Liberia will develop a mini-hydro project to provide affordable, sustainable electricity to communities in the River Gee County. The project will directly contribute to achieving the national rural electrification goal of 35% by 2030 and will have a direct, transformative impact on the livelihoods of 30,000 people.
The Togolese Rural Electrification and Renewable Energies Agency will construct a 30 MW grid-connected solar PV plant that will improve energy security and bring clean, reliable power to around 700,000 households and small businesses. Local communities will benefit from greater access to drinking water, education and healthcare as well as job creation that prioritises women.
This project, put forward by the Central Electricity Board will install grid-tied solar PV systems on the rooftops of low-income households. An estimated 30,000 people will benefit from the jobs created, significant electricity bill savings, and wider improvements in energy security of the country.
This project is a joint venture between Ignite Power and Government of Rwanda to distribute and install 500,000 solar home systems through an affordable payment scheme. An estimated 2.5 million people will benefit from health and education improvements, access to financial services and over 2,000 local job opportunities, half of which will be for women.
This project will install solar PV mini-grids and individual solar home systems in 100 isolated villages. This project will not only enhance energy access for rural communities but will create thousands of jobs, boosting the local economy and encouraging the development of small businesses.
Solar PV mini-grids with advanced lithium-ion battery storage will be constructed on four islands. Over 16,000 people will gain access to affordable renewable energy, reducing diesel generation and encouraging economic growth. An innovative rainwater harvesting system is also proposed for one of the solar PV arrays that will provide fresh water to 15,000 people.