SPIS

SPIS

Background

The Solar-Powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS) which has the potential to transform agricultural productivity, create jobs, improve livelihoods and provide resilience against the potential impacts of climate change. Under this initiative GiZ and the Ministry of Energy (MoEn) are jointly implementing a project dubbed “Green People’s Energy”, a proposed country measure of a global project commissioned by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

The ‘Green People’s Energy (PGE)’ Project has an overall objective to improve conditions for supplying rural regions in selected African countries, including Ghana, with decentralized renewable energy. The project supports the adoption of modern energy services through the introduction of alternative and sustainable renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies with the participation of citizens and businesses.

Expected Impacts

  1. The promotion and further development of the capacities of skilled workers, mainly for solar-powered irrigation systems (SPIS). These workers include SPIS installers, trainers, project development professionals of financial institutions, and users of SPIS.
  2. Access to decentralized renewable energy system for enterprises and social institutions (solar PV systems for income-generating activities; school and health facilities) with incentives; and
  3. The promotion of investment in decentralized RE systems (mobilization of financing by banks and crowdfunding companies).

Partners

  1. The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ghana
  2. SNV Netherlands Development Organisation
  3. United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)

Background

The Solar-Powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS) which has the potential to transform agricultural productivity, create jobs, improve livelihoods and provide resilience against the potential impacts of climate change. Under this initiative GiZ and the Ministry of Energy (MoEn) are jointly implementing a project dubbed “Green People’s Energy”, a proposed country measure of a global project commissioned by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

The ‘Green People’s Energy (PGE)’ Project has an overall objective to improve conditions for supplying rural regions in selected African countries, including Ghana, with decentralized renewable energy. The project supports the adoption of modern energy services through the introduction of alternative and sustainable renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies with the participation of citizens and businesses.

Expected Impacts

  1. The promotion and further development of the capacities of skilled workers, mainly for solar-powered irrigation systems (SPIS). These workers include SPIS installers, trainers, project development professionals of financial institutions, and users of SPIS.
  2. Access to decentralized renewable energy system for enterprises and social institutions (solar PV systems for income-generating activities; school and health facilities) with incentives; and
  3. The promotion of investment in decentralized RE systems (mobilization of financing by banks and crowdfunding companies).

Partners

  1. The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ghana
  2. SNV Netherlands Development Organisation
  3. United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)