The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) has opened its 9th programme cycle yesterday!

This is a call for clean energy project proposals that target key emerging markets and a selection of developing countries. The geographic focus is on Brazil, China, India and South Africa plus Columbia and Peru, Ghana, Indonesia and Vietnam.

“We’re searching for what we call ‘tipping point’ projects;” says REEEP’s Director General Martin Hiller, “which means we want to fund initiatives that will push clean energy solutions up the growth curve, as opposed to one-off pilot projects.” waterdrop.gif

Therefor right now REEEP is seeking ‘tipping point’ proposals in these key thematic areas:

  • scaling up successful business models
  • supporting off-grid generation
  • harnessing the benefits of clean energy in both food production and in reliable water supply
  • opening up energy data in emerging markets

Projects which aim to increase access to energy and/or scale up successful business models  are particularly welcome, as are communication and data projects which are essential for creating changes in energy systems. The role of energy in food production and water supply is also a priority focus of this call. lightbulb.gif

The maximum amount of funding per project is €150,000. Preference will be given to project proposals that are able to secure co-funding and thus increase leverage. Businesses, project developers, governments, regulators and development institutions are all encouraged to apply.

This funding round is made possible by donations from the governments of Norway, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Application is now open and can be made online: http://call4proposals.reeep.org

REEEP is hoping to select up to 30 high quality, high impact projects to be funded by mid-December 2012.