India: Development of the International Center for Application of Solar Energy Technologies

Sovereign Project | 44396-012 Status: Active


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Project Name Development of the International Center for Application of Solar Energy Technologies
Project Number 44396-012
Country India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7808-IND: Development of the International Center for Application of Solar Energy Technologies
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 2.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Energy efficiency and conservation - Renewable energy generation - solar

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome The TA has supported fourteen workshops to promote knowledge sharing among academic, government, and private sector stakeholders. Technical experts have also built capacity at IITJ and PDPU and aided the development of testing facilities.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) ICASET has been established as a knowledge hub for solar energy and smart grid development. Test beds were established at PDPU for testing, calibration, and benchmarking of new and existing technologies. Several knowledge exchange workshops have been held under this TA, building capacity among researchers and staff of the university and wider stakeholders across government and the private sector. Both institutions continue to conduct research and outreach to maximize India's solar energy potential.
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Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultation with stakeholders from governments and private sectors at the first meeting of the Asia Solar Energy Forum held in Manila in July 2010.
During Project Implementation On-going project implementation to achieve the following output: (i) establishment of ICASET at the IIT, Rajathan; (ii) conduct of technology transfer and deployment program at ICASET and state government agencies; and (iii) conduct of capacity development program.

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Consulting Services

The technical assistance (TA) will require the services of six international consultants as follows:

1. Solar Energy Development Specialist (Instritutional)(Team Leader, International, 6 person-months)

2. Solar Energy Development Specialist (Engineer)(International, 6 person-months)

3. Private Sector Participation Specialist (International, 4 person-months)

4. Solar PV Specialist (International, 3 person-monthts)

5. Smart Grid Specialist (International, 3 person-months)

6. Battery Storage Specialist (International, 3 person-months)

and four national consultants as follows:

1. Solar Energy Development Coordinators (Two nationals, 15 person-months each)

2. Solar Energy Engineer (National, 15 person-months)

3. Capacity Development Coordinator (National, 15 person-months)

Procurement TBD

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Shannon Cowlin
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Indian Institute of Technology Rajasthan
Camp Office: MBM Engineering College
Jodhpur - 342 011
Government of Gujarat
Energy and Petrochemicals Department
Block 5, Secretariat Gandhinarg 392010,


Concept Clearance 04 Nov 2010
Fact Finding 12 Nov 2010 to 18 Nov 2010
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 16 Mar 2016

TA 7808-IND

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 May 2011 27 Sep 2011 27 Sep 2011 30 Jun 2013 31 Aug 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 2,000,000.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,400,000.00 17 May 2011 962,063.84

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