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Browse current and past programs, results-based financing mechanisms, open tenders, bulk procurements, and other initiatives looking for VeraSol-certified solar energy kits.

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Below is an active list of open and past opportunities. Please contact us if you would like to add a program or tender to this list.

Programs and Financing

The Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)
Program/Fund Type:
Results-based financing
Funding Organization:
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
Implementing Organization/Fund Manager:
The Private Sector Foundation Uganda and Energising Development (EnDev) Uganda (GIZ)
Closing Date:
September 7, 2021
Location: Uganda
Description:
Results-based financing program with an objective is to increase energy access through solar home systems (SHS) to last-mile households in Uganda by incentivising off-grid solar companies to develop sustainable business models towards reaching the last mile.
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LVIA
Program/Fund Type:
Results-based financing
Funding Organization:
European Union
Implementing Organization/Fund Manager:
LVIA
Closing Date:
June 28, 2021
Location: Burundi
Description:
Results-based financing program for the sale of solar kits and systems in the provinces of Ruyigi, Rutana and Cankuzo in Burundi
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Rural Electrification Agency (REA)
Program/Fund Type:
Long term low interest credit facilities
Funding Organization:
Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN)
Implementing Organization/Fund Manager:
Central Bank of Nigeria
Closing Date:
Rolling until December 31, 2030
Location: Nigeria
Description:
The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) has launched an initiative to achieve the roll out of 5 million new solar-based connections in communities that are not grid connected. The Solar Connection Intervention Facility will expand energy access to underserved rural communities through the provision of long term low interest credit facilities to the Nigeria Electrification Project (NEP) pre-qualified home solar value chain players that include manufacturers and assemblers of solar components and off-grid energy retailers in the country.
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Association of Volunteers in International Service (AVSI) Foundation
Program/Fund Type:
Results-based financing
Funding Organization:
European Union
Implementing Organization/Fund Manager:
AVSI
Closing Date:
June 18, 2021
Location: Burundi
Description:
The AVSI-NCA (Contracting Entity) consortium aims to provide financial incentives to private sector organizations involved in the provision and scale-up of VeraSol certified solar products with flexible and innovative payment solutions and mechanisms (pay-as-you-go , loans, installments, etc.) in rural Burundi.
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Off-Grid Market Development Fund (OMDF)
Program/Fund Type:
Results-based financing; grants
Funding Organization:
Off-Grid Market Development Fund (OMDF)
Implementing Organization/Fund Manager:
Bamboo Capital Partners
Closing Date:
Until the limit of available funds
Location: Madagascar
Description:
The Off-Grid Market Development Fund (OMDF) would like to invite eligible companies to submit proposals for grants for the distribution of certified solar products in Madagascar. A virtual conference will be held on April 19 at 3 p.m. (EAT) to present in more detail, their funding offers and the grant application process. To register for the virtual conference, please write an email to contact@omdf.mg.
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Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA)
Program/Fund Type:
Results-based financing; grants
Funding Organization:
Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA)
Implementing Organization/Fund Manager:
Nordic Environment Finance Corporation
Closing Date:
June 22, 2021 (pre-qualification)
Location: Uganda
Description:
Results-based financing program will avail EUR 20.7 million, split into three funding lots, to enable the establishment of up to 600,000 energy connections that will benefit more than 3 million people in rural Uganda. The indicative individual contract ticket size per company is expected to be EUR 1.2–4 million depending on the Lot.
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Off-Grid Electricity Fund (OGEF)
Program/Fund Type:
Results-based financing
Funding Organization:
World Bank
Implementing Organization/Fund Manager:
Bamboo Capital Partners together with FDI
Closing Date:
Open with no specific closing date
Location:
Haiti
Description:
Results-based financing program for solar distributors distributing VeraSol certified products in Haiti. An additional grant is provided if financing is offered to the end-customer (typically PAYGO or financing through MFI partner).
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Renewable Energy Fund
Program/Fund Type:
incentives
Funding Organization:
Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA)
Implementing Organization/Fund Manager:
Development Bank of Rwanda
Closing Date:
April 2023 (RBF)
Location:
Rwanda
Description:
The Renewable Energy Fund (REF) has been providing lines of credit to Off-Grid Solar Companies. A results-based financing (RBF) subsidy scheme of US$ 15 million was recently approved.
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Nigeria Electrification Project (NEP) Solar Home Systems Programme
Program/Fund Type:
Fixed-incentive grants, upfront grants
Funding Organization:
World Bank
Implementing Organization/Fund Manager:
Rural Electrification Agency of Nigeria
Closing Date:
Rolling through 2023
Location:
Nigeria
Description:
The SHS component of the NEP aims to help capable solar providers reach more rapidly underserved Nigerian households and micro enterprises (MSMEs) and provide access to better energy services at a lower cost than their current service.
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Partnership with Solar and Stoves Distribution in Promotion of Solar Products and Clean Cooking Solutions for Households, Productive Use in Business Settings and Social Institutions in the Refugee Set-Up
Program/Fund Type:
Service contract
Funding Organization:
EnDev
Implementing Organization/Fund Manager:
SNV
Closing Date:
Rolling until March 2021
Location:
Kenya
Description:
The project seeks for partnerships to promote solar products and clean cooking solutions for households, productive use in business settings and social institutions in Kakuma refugee camp and host community.
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Off-Grid Market Development Fund (OMDF)
Program/Fund Type:
Results-based financing; credit solutions
Funding Organization:
World Bank and Government of Madagascar
Implementing Organization/Fund Manager:
Bamboo Capital Partners (Fund Manager)
Closing Date:
December 8, 2020 (first RBF submission)
Location:
Madagascar
Description:
The Off-Grid Market Development Fund aims at increasing access to electricity in Madagascar via off-grid solar energy solutions, from solar lamps to entry-level Solar Home Systems (SHS). OMDF launches a Results-Based Financing (RBF) grant program with the first submission window for companies until 8 December. In parallel, OMDF is providing credit solutions to distributors and financial institutions active in the off-grid solar sector.
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Kenya Off-Grid Solar Access Project (KOSAP)
Program/Fund Type:
Results-based financing; Debt facility
Funding Organization:
World Bank
Implementing Organization/Fund Manager:
Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC), Rural Electrification Authority, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum (implementing); SNV & Sunfunder (fund manager)
Closing Date:
November 6, 2020 (RBF); Debt facility continuously open
Location:
Kenya
Description:
RBF will avail a total of KES 450 Million in the form of incentives to solar service providers to sell Lighting Global/ Verasol Certified solar home systems. The Debt Facility will manage a total of US$30 Million in KES to support ongoing solar operator growth.
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Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa
Program/Fund Type:
Results-based financing, grants, reverse auction
Funding Organization:
SIDA, Power Africa
Implementing Organization/Fund Manager:
REEEP (implementing organization), NEFCO (fund manager)
Closing Date:
October 30, 2020 (pre-qualification)
Location:
Burkina Faso, Liberia, Zambia
Description:
Offers results-based financing to incentivise off-grid companies to expand, grow, and scale-up access to energy for customers living in rural and peri-urban areas of sub-Saharan Africa. €30 million will be offered as RBF in Burkina Faso, Liberia and Zambia during the first funding round. Solar energy kits must have VeraSol certificates, appliances must be tested to Global LEAP Awards test methods.
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BRILHO Programme
Program/Fund Type:
Catalytic grants; results-based financing
Funding Organization:
UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO); Government of Mozambique
Implementing Organization/Fund Manager:

Closing Date:
May 29, 2020 (EOI); August 2020 (Proposals)
Location:
Mozambique
Description:
BRILHO offers selected companies a mix of structured non-reimbursable funding and specialised support, to de-risk business initiatives that aim to achieve competitive commercial returns and provide off-grid energy solutions to low-income markets.
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USAID De-Risking Pay as You Go Solar Home Systems in Uganda Refugee Settings
Program/Fund Type:
Grants
Funding Organization:
USAID
Implementing Organization/Fund Manager:
Green Powered Technology, Energy 4 Impact
Closing Date:
March 25, 2019
Location:
Uganda
Description:
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Green Powered Technology, in partnership with Energy 4 Impact, would like to invite eligible companies to submit proposals for expanding access to Pay-As-You-Go Solar Home Systems in the Kiryandongo and Rwamwanja Refugee Settlements & Host Communities in Uganda. The program awarded $465,000 in grants in May 2019.
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Tenders and Procurements

Procurement of Solar powered Agri equipment
Organization:
UNDP
Closing Date:
September 20, 2021
Location:
Sri Lanka
Number of Products:
n/a
Description:
UNDP invites request for quotations from reputable suppliers for the provision of Solar powered Agri equipment
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Invitation to Bid for the Supply of Submersible Solar Water Pumps
Organization:
WWF Kenya
Closing Date:
August 10, 2021
Location:
Kenya
Number of Products:
n/a
Description:
WWF-Kenya hereby invites applications from reputable suppliers to tender for provision of Submersible Solar Water Pumps for the IKI project.
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Designing, supplying and installing solar powered water supply and lighting systems at waterfalls transit center
Organization:
UNHCR
Closing Date:
September 1, 2021
Location:
Zimbabwe
Number of Products:
n/a
Description:
UNHCR invites qualified suppliers to make an offer for the design, supply and installation of solar powered water supply and lighting systems at waterfalls transit center in Harare, Zimbabwe. To download the relevant files to make your bid click on 'LEARN MORE' and search for the reference RFP/ZIMHA/2021/003. Bids should be submitted by email to: zimhalcc@unhcr.org. You can address any questions to chimwane@unhcr.org.
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Ignite Solar open tender of 300,000 solar home system
Organization:
Ignite
Closing Date:
August 2020
Location:
pan Africa
Number of Products:
300,000
Description:
Ignite solar is working to expand operations and impact further, and increase their product offering through a structured, formal procurement process of 300,000 SHS reaching last-mile communities, with affordability and reliability leading the way.
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Heliophotomorphing 2
Organization:
Phoscope
Closing Date:
n.d.
Location:
Haiti
Number of Products:
100
Description:
Pwojè Solé @ Matisan applies PhoScope’s design research in a collaborative project with Concepteurs Lumière Sans Frontières (LSF) to serve 50,000 in the slums of Martissant, Port-Au-Prince, Haiti.
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Supply of 6000 Lighting Global quality-verified off-grid solar products for the Republic of Yemen
Organization:
World Bank
Closing Date:
November 8, 2018
Location:
Yemen
Number of Products:
6,000
Description:
The Yemen Emergency Electricity Access program will procure 6,000 Lighting Global quality verified solar lighting products. The project is funded by the World Bank and implemented by UNOPS.
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Solar Energy Supplies
Organization:
Mercy Corps
Closing Date:
September 15, 2018
Location:
Global
Number of Products:
n/a
Description:
n/a

Supply of 120,000 solar home systems for rural households in Argentina
Organization:
World Bank
Closing Date:
January 9, 2018
Location:
Argentina
Number of Products:
120,000
Description:
n/a