Uzbekistan: Solar Energy Development

Sovereign Project | 45120-001 Status: Active


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Title Date
Solar Energy Development Dec 2011

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Project Name Solar Energy Development
Project Number 45120-001
Country Uzbekistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8008-UZB: Solar Energy Development Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
TA 8008-UZB: Solar Energy Development
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 750,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Renewable energy generation - solar

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Training workshop in March 2016.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Done. Policy framework established. Samarkand Solar Power Project approved in Nov 2013.

Done. Solar energy roadmap was presented to the Government on 11 Nov 2014, and approved by MOE and MOF in June 2015. The roadmap enabled the development of the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions, which were registered with the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in February 2016.

Done. On-site measurements of 6 solar energy meteo-stations completed in February 2014.

Done. Feasibility study for 1 commercial project (Samarkand Solar Power Project) approved. Remaining FS presented during the TA workshop in Nov 2014. Final version approved in July 2015.

Ongoing. Target still feasible. Procurement done in May 2015. Completion of delivery and commencement of installation in March 2016.

Geographical Location Tashkent

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

Consultations with government officials at the national and sector levels were held to identify their capacity and need for solar power development.

Consultations with specific CSOs were not necessary.

During Project Implementation

The outputs of the TA disseminated among government officials/solar experts through workshops and the Asia Solar Energy Forum.

No specific CSOs have been identified. However, social due diligence conducted for developing the ensuing solar power project.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

The PATA will require 40.0 person-months (12 experts) of international and 40.0 person-months (8 experts) of national consultants over a period of 21 months. Required positions include Solar Development Expert; Solar Policy, Laws & Regulations Expert, Solar Resource Assessment Expert, Photovoltaic Expert, Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Expert, Integrated Solar Combined Cycle Expert. ADB will engage a consulting firm in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). The firm will be recruited through quality- and cost-based selection method using a full technical proposal. The quality and cost ratio will be 90:10 since the PATA requires high level of specialized technical expertise.

Main deliverables of the consulting services are:

Component A: Creating an Enabling Environment

(i) Recommendation on policy, laws and regulations conducive to the introduction and development of solar energy including enabling environment for private sector participation.

(ii) Phase-wise road map for the development of solar energy.

Component B: Solar Resource Assessment

(iii) Satellite model-based national solar resource map with overlay of geographical information system (GIS) data to screen for potential solar energy development sites.

(iv) Procurement and installation of appropriate on-site measurement stations in up to six sites.

(v) Satellite model-based 11-year data series corrected using 12 months of on-site measurement data.

Component C: Project Preparation

(vi) Feasibility studies for up to six solar energy development projects including two pilot-scale demonstration projects and two commercial-scale projects. The projects are to include photovoltaic (PV), concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) technologies, integrated solar combined cycle (ISCC) technology, and other distributed uses of solar energy.

The outputs of the PATA will be disseminated through workshops included in the scope of works of the consulting services and through the Asia Solar Energy Forum.

Procurement For on-site solar irradiance measurement, six complete meteorological stations with rotating shadowband pyranometers will be procured and installed by the consultants in up to six potential project sites. One complete meteorological station with air transmissivity sensor and pyrheliometer with tracker will also be procured and installed to calibrate the rotating shadowband pyranometers. In addition, one set of specialized computers will be procured under the PATA for data collection and analysis. All equipment will be procured in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). All equipment procured by the consultants under the PATA will be handed over to the implementing agency upon delivery.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Cinderella Tiangco
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
Mr. Shukhrat Y. Abdullaev, Deputy Minister
5 Mustaqiliik Square Tashkent 100008 Republic of Uzbekistan


Concept Clearance 30 May 2011
Fact Finding 24 May 2011 to 27 May 2011
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

TA 8008-UZB

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Dec 2011 11 Jan 2012 11 Jan 2012 30 Sep 2013 30 Jun 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,250,000.00 16 Dec 2011 2,016,317.34
Title Document Type Document Date
Solar Energy Development Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2011

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