In 2019, RCREEE and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) launched a new project for the assessment of solar PV market in Yemen. The project provides updates on the status of solar PV market including the local supply chain of solar PV products, the available technical specifications and the prices and quality of solar PV systems components (i.e. PV panels, charge controllers, inverters and batteries). It also highlights the level of market penetration for high quality and small scale solar solutions and the challenges facing market development.
Under this project, RCREEE conducted the following:
Assess the current status of the local supply chain for small scale solar products
Identify locally available products and their specifications and prices
Identify available financial mechanisms for the acquisition of solar systems
Set recommendations to enhance the sustainability of the solar PV market in Yemen