CFP7 was closed June 13th, 2014

Call for proposal seven application period was closed June 13th, 2014 at 13h00 (South African time, GMT+2).
CFP7  received close to 130 concept note application.

ECO team wants to thank all of the organizations who applied for the fund. The concept notes screening is now under evaluation team’s work.

The CFP8 –  Market Creation, remains open. The submission deadline is July 16th, 2014 at 13h00 (South African time, GMT+2).


An EEP Project developer wrote a song about solar energy

The EEP funded Project Sustainable Energy Africa (SA2116) has written a song of solar water heaters. The song is called  Get Your Piece of the Sun. A new, creative way to promote solar water heaters. Listen and share!

Watch the video on Youtube >>

For more information, contact Andrew Janisch




Call for Proposal 7 Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

This is an summary of the most frequently asked questions of the CFP7 concept note stage which was May 15th to June 4th 2014.


Q: Does the Audited financial report need to be provided in Euros? We are based in Kenya and therefore our audit report is in Kenyan shillings.

A: No, Audited financial report can be in local currency.


Q: Can we submit unaudited financial report and provide our audited financials report when it will be available? Do we have to submit the audited financial statements for the Partners also?

A:  Yes, You can submit unaudited financials, but make a note of that in your proposal that the audited financial statements will be provided at a later stage. You have to have the audited financial statements of the lead applicant only.


Q: What does the following mean: “The maximum grant allocation for a selected project can fall in the range €100,000-300,000 depending on the level of verifiable project co-financing brought in by the project.” Presumably that the more co-financing, the more funding you can provide? How much co-financing is required as a start?

A: See the section “VI. EEP S&EA funding” on the CFP7 concept note guidelines. For the minimum grant amount of 100,000.00 EUR, you would need a minimum of 30,000.00 EUR co-funding.


Q: Can the 30% co-financing of the applicants be in kind contribution (time spend by the researchers, space, utilities, equipment, and students)?

A: No, in kind contribution is not accepted as part of own co-funding.


Q: I would like to find out whether it’s possible to apply to both of the CFP7 and CFP8 windows?

A: Yes, it is possible to apply for both CFP’s windows, but please note that the requirements are quite different for each CFP.


 Q: Can our organisation submit two applications in total, each for different country/countries? You say in the guidelines that: “Each organisation should submit ONLY ONE application for a given country.”

A: Yes, You can submit more than one application if they are located in different countries. It is however needed to be kept in mind that the funds available for each call are limited.


Q: May a Project Company (name xxx) or University register as the lead member?

A: Yes, Any registered company or Universities are eligible to apply for EEP.


Q: We have co-financing and other requirements for the grant application, but we are a startup company and we do not have an audit statement which I see is required just wondering if we could still put in our application?

A: Yes, You can submit an application but please highlight how the project management and financial administration is going to be organized as well as an estimation on future expected turnover.


Q: Is it acceptable to include governmental departments on the list of partners? 

A: Yes, can be included as partners but however not as the main applicant


Q: Can we submit our concept note application to email address?

A: No, Concept note application must be completed and submitted via online portal before the deadline. Applications that are submitted after the deadline will be rejected.


Good Luck with your Application!

EEP Ad on May 2014 issue of Energize

Energize is the independent power and energy journal of Southern Africa. It is a technical as well as the business-to-business publication. Energize target audience is electric power and energy sectors.

Have a look at the EEP advertise on page 48 of this edition.

Read the latest issue of Energize magazine >>



EEP visiting African Utility Week in Cape Town

14th annual African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa conference and expo was held in Cape Town 13-14 May 2014. African Utility Week is one of the important events of the year. Attendees will includes visitors from 30 African countries.

Picture: EEP visiting EnerGcare’s stand in African Utility Week on the May 13th in Cape Town


More info:

Success Stories : EnerGcare >> >>


Announcement for the eighth call for proposal

As a challenge fund, the EEP S&EA Programme is seeking high-quality applications for projects in the that can contribute to the reduction of poverty by improving energy security while mitigating global climate change. The EEP S&EA Programme Window 2 – Market Creation – is now also open for concept note applications.

The submission deadline is July 16th, 2014 at 13h00 (South African time, GMT+2).

The CFP8 – Market Creation – is funding viable RE and EE projects that are close to commercial maturity and have prospects for scale-up. Such projects must have at least completed the feasibility phase and should meet the requirements outlined in the accompanying Concept Note (“CN”) Guidelines.

The maximum grant allocation for a selected CFP8 project can fall in the range € 200 000 – 1 000 000 depending on the level of verifiable project co-financing brought in by the project.



Announcement for the seventh call for proposal

Funding window is now open!

The next EEP S&EA funding window, Call for Proposal Seventh (CFP7) Programme Window 1 – Innovation, is now open for concept note applications.

The submission deadline is June 13th, 2014 at 13h00 (South African time, GMT+2).

The maximum grant allocation for a selected CFP7 project can fall in the range € 100 000 – 300 000 depending on the level of verifiable project co-financing brought in by the project.




International Conference on Solar Energy in Development Cooperation

More than 2 billion people in developing countries do not have access to modern energy supplies. The need to create energy economies and energy infrastructures in developing countries, the decentralized energy demand in rural areas and the large solar resource in most of these countries are perfect conditions for implementing new technologies that utilize renewable energy sources. Moreover the increased use of locally available resources can contribute to many countries’ debt-relief efforts as the importation of energy is one of the contributing factors to high level of debts in developing countries. Solar thermal systems, photovoltaics, solar drying and solar cooking can help to build a sustainable energy system in developing countries and with the appropriate implementation provide local jobs.

The Austrian Development Agency in cooperation with AEE-INTEC, BSW Solar and GIZ sponsors an international conference on Solar Energy Technology in Development Cooperation from 06.11.2014 till 07.11.2014 in Frankfurt, Germany.

During the two-day conference participants will learn, discuss and share knowledge and experiences on realized projects, project financing instruments, and social, political and economic barriers for implementing solar technologies. The conference offers a forum for know-how transfer and exchange of experiences between international solar experts and people working in the field of development cooperation and development policies.

For all further details how to participate and submit papers to be presented during the conference, please see the attached folder of the conference >>