BGFA1 can only support off-grid energy companies’ provision of renewable energy services and solutions and the focus is on supporting electricity generating technologies.
Project proposals using non-renewable technologies as back-up generation capacity only (e.g. diesel) are eligible for funding, but strong preference will be given to projects with the highest share of renewable energy.
Applicants/Lead Applicants selected for contract negotiation will be required to demonstrate that any proposed biomass, bio-ethanol and/or biogas solutions are not likely to lead to deforestation or other forms of ecological degradation and do not have material negative impacts on protected areas and biodiversity.
Cooking solutions can form part of possible productive use services. Please note, however, that cooking solutions based only on the use of dry biomass or non-renewable energy solutions are not eligible.
For the generation of electricity, the proposed project should use one or more of the technologies listed below (as relevant for the specific Funding Lot applied for).