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Countries: China
Regions: Huang He (Yellow River)
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Energy efficiency (SDG 7.3)
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Progress to Date: 54247 tons CO2-reduction
Services Needed: Monitoring & evaluation
Desired Partner: NGO / Civil Society
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Jan. 2019  »  Ongoing
Project Website: fpm.climatepartner.com/project/1089/en?utm_source=climatemap...
Contextual Condition(s): None
Additional Benefits: None
Beneficiaries: None
Planning & Implementation Time: 1-3 years
Primary Funding Source: Pool funding (joint funding of several partners)
Project Source: Admin
Profile Completion: 85%

Project Overview

Less coal, more comfortIn China, it is almost certain: the further away from the booming cities in the East, the poorer and the poorer life gets. In rural Xichuan in the province of Henan, conditions are very simple. Over three quarters of the population live in simple dwellings without any comfort, cooking on inefficient coal stoves.Through this project they receive very simple solar cookers. They function via a parabolic mirror, which directs sunlight directly onto the coo…

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Less coal, more comfortIn China, it is almost certain: the further away from the booming cities in the East, the poorer and the poorer life gets. In rural Xichuan in the province of Henan, conditions are very simple. Over three quarters of the population live in simple dwellings without any comfort, cooking on inefficient coal stoves.Through this project they receive very simple solar cookers. They function via a parabolic mirror, which directs sunlight directly onto the cooking pot and heats it up like this. Further technology is not involved, but the advantages are enormous. Sun energy is free, clean and sufficiently available in this area of China. Smoke pollution in the huts disappears. In the meantime, around 100,000 of the new stoves have been distributed, with already more than 350,000 people benefitting from it.How does solar energy help fight global warming?Since energy from solar panels is created without burning fossil fuels, it is considered emission-free. The growth of renewable energy production is essential to prevent global warming and secure energy supplies for the future. The amount of emissions saved by a solar energy project is calculated using the baseline method: how much CO2 would be released by generating the same amount of energy using standard energy production methods for the region?

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Months & Implementing: 1-3 years
Primary Funding Source: Pool funding (joint funding of several partners)

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