BR-T1198 : Portable Light Project Brazil

Project Status

The main objectives of the project are to: (i) provide portable, low cost renewable energy source and light to people in areas that are not connected to the grid; (ii) facilitate connectivity though the Portable Light¿s capability to charge cell phones in remote or isolated areas; (ii) increase local knowledge about the benefits of clean energy technologies and renewable lighting to selected under-served families; (iii) to develop economically viable models for portable solar power to support sustainable activities; and (iv) to test and evaluate the impacts and benefits of the Portable Light technology in the pilot area in order to prepare the ground for mass-production and distribution of this technology in remote communities in Brazil and potentially in other countries of the Latin America and Caribbean Region, as anticipated in an envisioned Phase II.


Project Number BR-T1198
Operation Number ATN/OC-12659-BR
Country Brazil
Subsector ENERGY
Project Type Technical Cooperation
Environmental and Social Impact Category C
Project Status Completed
Approval Date MAR 3, 2011
Contract Signature Date APR 12, 2011
Completion Date MAR 15, 2013
IDB Financing * 0.26


Total Cost H USD 392,605
Country Counterpart Financing USD 129,948
Financing Type Non-Reimbursable Technical Cooperation
Fund Ordinary Capital
Reporting currency USD - United States Dollar
Reporting Date OCT 31, 2017
Disbursed to Date R USD 262,657
Key Value
H Historical
R Revalued

*For active and closed projects, the IDB financing at Board approval is shown in US$ millions. This does not reflect any cancellations. For projects in Preparation the amount shown is the Estimated IDB Financing. Approved projects shows either Estimated IDB Financing or Historic Approved amount. The IDB financing for projects in the pipeline is indicative and may be modified during the project preparatio

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