Euro-Solar Regional Cooperation Programme
EU - Latin America cooperation programme
EURO-SOLAR is a European Commission programme which aims to reduce poverty by giving isolated rural communities with no access to electricity a renewable source of electrical energy.
Total budget: €36m (originally €30m, of which €6m from programme’s 8 beneficiary countries).
December 2009 - The first EURO-SOLAR Kit is working in Peru.
8 October 2009 - Addendum to the EURO-SOLAR financing agreement signed by Commission and the beneficiaries.
July 2009 - Delivery of first kits to beneficiary countries.
22–26 June 2009 - Second EURO-SOLAR regional conference held in Roatán (Honduras).
December 2008 - Commission increases its financial contribution by €4.7m and extends the programme duration by 9 months. Supply contracts are signed for the 8 beneficiary countries.
15 December 2008 -Supply contracts awarded.
16 May 2008 -Supply procurement notice published.
14-18 April 2008 - First EURO-SOLAR regional conference held in Ávila (Spain).
1 September 2007 - Fieldwork begins.
10 July 2007 - Technical assistance contract signed with winning consortium for services tender, headed by SOCOIN.
18 January 2007 - 4-year-long EURO-SOLAR financing agreement signed.
21 December 2006 - EURO-SOLAR financing agreement with 8 beneficiaries signed.
6 December 2006 - Service procurement notice for technical assistance published.
8 May 2006 - EURO-SOLAR approved by Commission.