Solar Steam Project Gujarat

Project full name

Solar steam for cooking and other applications

CDM Project number

O414

Description

This project provides solar steams for community kitchens in local villages in Gujarat. Due to the use of solar steams, diesel and wood can be replaced as sources for cooking and emissions reduced accordingly.

Report summary

Key promises made by project proponents:

  • creation of new job opportunities, solar system entirely manufactured in India and operation and maintenance of solar system, generation of additional jobs mostly in rural area
  • positive impacts on livelihoods of the poor, poverty allevation, contribution to equal distribution and additional opportunity for disadvantaged sectors
  • positive influence on education/skills due to respective education and trainings for workers
  • significant improvement air quality

Situation on the ground:

This small scale project activity has significant effects on emission reduction as it introduces a zero emission system. The replacement of diesel and wood for cooking positively influences the decrease of indoor pollution as well as GHG production, resulting in significant improvement of air quality. Solar steams are provided by the project proponent and cost can be recovered in 4-8 years. The project activity is implemented in close collaboration with the local population, ensuring optimal implementation according to the needs of the local community. Project related trainings are provided by the project proponent, preparing local villagers with necessary know-how for being involved in manufacturing, operation and maintenance process of solar system. The technology transfer involved in this project has very positive effects on the local economy and capacity building.


Project participants

  • India:
  • M/s Gadhia Solar Energy Systems Pvt Ltd.
  • Germany:
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH

Registration date

22 August 2006

Carbon credits issued to date

none

Exact location



Gujarat
India

Relevant links at UNFCCC website

PDD
host country letter of approval
validation report

Sustainable development benefits

social well-being

sustainable development benefits according to claims made by project developers:

  • creation of new job opportunities, solar system entirely manufactured in India and operation and maintenance of solar system, generation of additional jobs mostly in rural area (estimation that 50% peole find employment)
  • creation of 31 full-time jobs compared to baseline estimated
  • positive impacts on livelihoods of the poor, poverty allevation, contribution to equal distribution and additional opportunity for disadvantaged sectors (reduction number of people living under poverty line)
  • positive influence on education/skills due to respective education and trainings for workers

sustainable development benefits according to reports:

Jobs 

  • new jobs created in the manufacturing sector
  • local villagers involved in manufacturing process
  • trainings provided by project proponent prepare local villagers with necessary know-how

economic well-being

sustainable development benefits according to claims made by project developers:

  • substitution of fossil fuels and reduction need of imports for fossil fuels
  • positive impact on balance of payment

environmental well-being

sustainable development benefits according to claims made by project developers:

  • significant improvement of air quality

sustainable development benefits according to reports:

Air

  • dust: 
  • significant reduction of indoor air pollution due to the replacement of diesel and wood for cooking
  • new zero emissions system introduced

technological well-being

sustainable development benefits according to claims made by project developers:

  • German-Indian technical cooperation and technology transfer

Sources and Materials

Sources

  • Glimpse from Ground: Analysis of selected CDM projects by Gujarat Forum on CDM

Organisations working on project

  • Gujarat Forum on CDM
  • Paryavaran Mitra

Last update

03.12.2014


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