This case study showcases how the Solar Power Project in The Gambia will help the country contribute towards its NDC while supporting the achievement of many of the Sustainable Development Goals. 

The UNDP-UNCDF Solar Power Project in The Gambia is planning to install 10.5 MW capacity across two regional grids, supplying 145,000 people with clean energy through grid-connected households and shops.

The use of renewable energy and energy efficiency are expected to contribute to almost 30 percent of Ghana’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the Paris Agreement, by 2030. With a planned capacity of 10.5 MW to be implemented in Farafenni (6.0 MW) and Basse (4.5 MW), this Solar Power Project can contribute significantly to the country-wide target of having 60 MW installed solar power capacity by 2025. This collaboration between UNDP and UNCDF will support NAWEC add additional capacity through an Independent Power Producer (IPP) to the two regional grids and reduce operational costs due to reduced need for fossil fuels.


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