SOLAR POWER DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

SAMARKAND 100MW SOLAR POWER DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
06.07.2017
POWER REHABILITATION, PHASE II
06.07.2017
 
COUNTRY: UZBEKISTAN
YEAR:2012-2016
CLIENT: Asian Development Bank
BRIEF DESCRIPTION:
The objective of the technical assistance project was to assist Government to promote solar energy development in Uzbekistan. The TA impact will be an increase in environmentally sustainable and efficient power generation, with installed capacity of renewable energy increasing by 100 megawatts within 5 years of completion of the TA. The outcome will be increased readiness for solar application in Uzbekistan — at least one commercial-scale solar power plant is committed for development by 2013, and solar energy will be used for off-grid applications by 2013. The TA has a three main components:
  • Component A: Creating an enabling environment: A recommendation on policy, laws, and regulations conducive to the introduction and development of solar energy, including an enabling environment for private sector participation and a phased plan for the development of solar energy.
  • Component B: Solar resource assessment: Satellite-model-based national solar resource map with overlay of geographical information system data to screen for potential solar energy development sites, procurement and installation of appropriate on-site measurement stations in up to six sites, and satellite-model-based 11-year data series corrected using 12 months of on-site measurement data.
  • Component C: Project preparation: 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 and concentrated solar thermal power technologies, integrated solar combined cycle technology, and other distributed uses of solar energy.