Solar Electrification in Luhayyah, Luhayyah District, Hodiedah
Solar Electrification in Luhayyah, Luhayyah District, Hodiedah
The project targeting 116 homes in Luhayyah city,Luhayyah District Hodiedah Governorate. The use of solar energy for rural electrification is growing in Yemen after communities’ awareness of the efficacy of renewable energy and its impact on families livelihood. The communities main occupations is agriculture. Most homes have no access to electricity and only few had small generators that operates with conventional fuel and run only for several hours in the evening. The lack of readily available fuel and it expensive cost encourage people towards renewable energy.
The project will benefit 68 households, including 68 families and 561 inhabitants (307 M & 254F). The project will assist local community to acquire solar systems for home electrification including solar modules 150 WP and dry batteries of 100AH. The project will save the environment the emission of 46 tons/year of CO2. Community are aware of the importance of project sustainability hence a revolving fund mechanism will be established through a monthly subscription of YER1,000/system/month.
Environmental awareness will be raised among all beneficiaries towards environmental sustainability, CO2 reduction, climate change mitigation and wider environment.
The project will conduct the following activities:
- Equipping 116 homes in Luhayyah with solar systems.
- Raise Environment awareness among 232 men and women.
- Ensure project sustainability.
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Project Snapshot

Luhayyah Beach Society
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Grant Amount:
US$ 37,743.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 27,349.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 3,420.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Inovative Financial Mechanisms
A pamphlet will be produces by the project to illustrate the best uses of the solar system in order to prolong it life span.
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
Acquiring a source of electricity in such hot and humid region will not only provide light but also provide environmental conditioning. Solar system will safe each household the amount of US$ 157/family /year.
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Total monetary value (US dollars) of ecosystem goods sustainably produced and providing benefit to project participants and/or community as a whole (in the biodiversity, international waters, and land degradation focal areas as appropriate) 18177



Grantee Contact

Mr System Administrator


Luhayyah , Hodeidah Governorate ,

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Omar Ali Saeed Al Saghier
+ 967 448605 Extn. 440
+ 967 448841
Mr. Bashar Sallam
00967 (1) 448605/6 Extn. 441


C/o UNDP, 60 meter Road, P. O. Box 551
Sana'a, Sana'a