Subsidy Funding | Activity Status: Closed

Access to Sustainable Energy Project – PV Mainstreaming (Philippines)

Overview
Rural Nipa Hut - Philippines
Photo: George / Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

 

In the Philippines, despite strong economic growth, many Filipinos live just above the poverty line, cycling in and out of poverty due to high vulnerability to climatic, disaster, financial and price shocks. The government had a plan to achieve 90% household electrification in the next few years. Even though the government was on track to achieve this target, more remote and dispersed households in unelectrified areas lagged behind for various reasons such as being on isolated islands or conflict-affected regions. GPOBA supported targeting low-income communities in these areas to access electricity through solar-home systems,

 

 

Results
GPRBA beneficiaries
35,000

beneficiaries

solar home systems
7,000

solar home systems