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 Type||Technical Cooperation|
|Environmental and Social Impact Category||C|
|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|
|Reporting currency||USD - United States Dollar|
|Reporting Date||MAY 31, 2017|
|Disbursed to Date R||USD 262,657|
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