SAP016

Fiji Agrophotovoltaic Project in Ovalau

Fiji Agrophotovoltaic Project in Ovalau

 Fiji produces over half of its electricity from hydropower. However, the volatility of annual rainfall in recent years, along with an increase in climate variability, has compounded problems caused by the lack of a stable electricity supply.

This project aims to overcome barriers of financing, technical capacity, and limited availability of land by supporting an innovative technology that combines photovoltaic power generation and agricultural production. It will do this by financing a 4 MW solar agrophotovoltaic (APV) system and 5MW battery energy storage system (BESS) in Ovalau, Fiji’s sixth largest island. It will develop solar power generation simultaneously with battery storage and, as a co-benefit, boost local agricultural production. A key feature of this initiative is the way it will provide technical assistance to strengthen the capacity of local communities while also establishing a climate project financing facility within Fiji's Development Bank (FDB). 

Total project value

 

Tonnes of emissions avoided

 

Theme

Mitigation

Result areas

Project timeline

Pipeline

30 Apr 2019 - 480 days

Concept note received

30 Apr 2019

Funding proposal received

13 Jan 2020

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

07 Apr 2020

Cleared by iTAP

28 Jul 2020

Approved

21 Aug 2020 - 41 days so far

Approved by GCF Board

21 Aug 2020

Under implementation

Completed

One region

  • Asia-Pacific

One country

One priority group

  • Small Island Developing States
USD  
  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing

InstrumentAmount
GrantUSD 1,100,000
LoanUSD 3,900,000

Cofinancing

CofinancerInstrumentAmount
Co-FinancingLoanUSD 1,000,000
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 4,000,000

GCF Contacts

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Accredited Entity

Fiji Development Bank

Mr. Saiyad Hussain
Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Setaita Draunidalo Tamanikaiyaroi
Manager, Marketing and Business Development

National Designated Authority

Fiji

Ministry of Economy

Ms. Makereta Konrote
Permanent Secretary for Economy
P.O. Box 2212, Government Buildings Suva, Fiji, Suva, Fiji
Phone +679 330 7011
makereta.konrote@govnet.gov.fj