The most important facts at a glance:
- Promotion: total 45.000 €; subsidy per plant depending on plant size
- Date of promotion: 2013-2016
- Start of implementation: June 2014
- Subject of the promotion: Solar systems for private individuals and small and medium-sized enterprises
- Technical data: so far 40 solar plants with max. 5 kWp each
- Destination: Arousing interest for solar systems among the Brazilian population
Since climate protection is a global task, Grüner Strom Label e.V. also advocates an environmentally friendly energy supply worldwide. The unique support program Fundo Solar was created together with the Brazilian non-governmental organization Instituto Ideal and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and is a success story. Since 2013, the Grüner Strom-Label has been using money from green electricity certification to support the Solar Fund, which is driving forward Brazil's renewable and decentralized energy supply.
The subsidies flow into the solar fund, which above all creates an incentive for private individuals and small and medium-sized enterprises to produce their own solar power and feed it into the Brazilian grid. Triggered by the subsidies of 45,000 euros, which came from Germany, several hundred thousand euros have already been invested in new plants in Brazil.
Peter Krenz, who coordinates the project on site on behalf of GIZ, is pleased about the great interest in Brazil: "The example of this financing, which is unique in Brazil so far, shows a very positive joint development with the help of Fundo Solar." Only recently, Peter Krenz was able to report on the positive development through Fundo Solar at a seminar of the Chamber of Commerce Abroad (AHK) in Porto Alegre.
In 2014 and 2015, this made it possible to support around 40 small-scale photovoltaic systems. Many examples throughout Brazil thus already testify to the successful development. This success story is set to continue. The project partners around GSL e.V. have only recently agreed to extend the cooperation until mid-2016.