Establishment of Lernarot community "green" center: utilizing solar energy potential for the local needs
Establishment of Lernarot community "green" center: utilizing solar energy potential for the local needs
The project envisages the establishment of “green” center at Lernarot community of Aragatsotn region. The community is located at 1730 m above sea level in the mountainous zone with a six-month-long heating season. The community has 454 inhabitants which are mainly occupied in cattle breeding. The community lacks local administration building and there is a high necessity to have a public center for community events, especially for youth. The project aims to utilize the solar potential of this high-mountainous community and comply with social infrastructure of need.
The following project activities are anticipated:
- Construct a community center with 150 m2 of the total space,
- Install solar hot water system in the center (with solar panels on the roof) for heating the walled space in cold period and utilizing hot water for community needs all year round,
- Construct a public shower unit to be used during warm season,
- Organize technical training for community members on use of solar hot water system as well as raise awareness on global environmental issues.
The project is committed to demonstrate application and use of solar energy combined with energy efficient measures. It will also contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.
The project contributes to the achievement of the GEF SGP global objectives in a complex manner as well as it addresses the strategic priorities of the SGP Country Programme Strategy, in particular to climate change mitigation, in the meantime developing local capacities, ensuring improvement of local livelihoods and awareness raising.
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Project Snapshot

"AYRUDZY" Non-Governmental Organization
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Grant Amount:
US$ 20,594.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 23,900.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 7,100.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Project sustainability
Calculations made by the project experts prove that the investment is justified and, in the event of proper management of the solar system, the investment will be recouped within a few years. Improvement of local livelihoods by reduced cost and/or increased income resulted from application of solar energy use and energy efficient technologies, combined with cost effectiveness will ensure project sustainability and replication in other communities.
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
General public awareness on global environmental challenges, including climate change issues, will be raised using a range of project information materials and training sessions. The project results will be widely disseminated.
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Tonnes of CO2 decreased or avoided by energy efficient and renewable energy technologies or applying environmentally sustainable transport practices introduced by SGP Project 5
Number of women participated / involved in SGP project 100
Number of households who have benefited* from SGP project 60


UNDP TRAC, Lernarot Community

Grantee Contact

Mr. Armen Kirakosyan
Phone: +374 10 231990


34/3 Mamikonyants St., Apt. 28
Yerevan , 0051

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Hovhannes Ghazaryan
+374 60 530000+116
(+374 10) 543811
Ms. Svetlana Harutyunyan
+374 60 530000+117


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Yerevan, 0010

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