Transferring experience on practical implementation of low-carbon technologies in Basen community of Shirak region
Transferring experience on practical implementation of low-carbon technologies in Basen community of Shirak region
The project aims at introducing an innovative idea of application of solar thermal system for hot water supply to sport hall shower unit, kindergarten kitchen and greenhouse in Basen community of Shirak region.
Basen community is located at the altitude of 1650 m above sea level with long-lasting and severe winter. The community has no natural gas supply and mainly uses electricity for heating. The population is mainly engaged in cattle breeding as crop production is considered to be risky due to frequent hails, severe frosts and droughts in the region.
Within the project activities it is planned to install a multi-purpose solar thermal system for providing hot water to the kindergarten kitchen and the sport hall shower unit located in the same two-storied building. Besides, the project envisages constructing a pilot greenhouse next to the building to be also heated by the solar thermal system. The operation of the greenhouse will provide children of the local kindergarten with chemical-free vegetables and serve as a demonstration site for promotion of a “green” income-generation source – a viable alternative to livestock breeding.
Loading map...

Project Snapshot

"Biosophia" Healthcare, Environment, and Agriculture Development Center” NGO
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Grant Amount:
US$ 33,920.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 15,420.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 10,110.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Policy Influence
Concrete recommendations on good agricultural practices, in particular, promotion of energy efficient greenhouses supplemented with solar heating technology will be developed by the project and provided to regional and central authorities. The recommendations will be presented for incorporating into the priorities of Agriculture and Environment sections of 2014-2016 Social-Economic Development Programme of Shirak region.
Significant Participation of Indigenous Peoples
+ View more
Tonnes of CO2 decreased or avoided by energy efficient and renewable energy technologies or applying environmentally sustainable transport practices introduced by SGP Project 14
Number of CBOs / NGOs formed or registered through the SGP project 1
Increase in household income by increased income or reduced costs due to SGP project 2500


Basen community

Grantee Contact

Mr. Gevorg Petrosyan
Phone: + 37493 714533
Fax: + 374312 32913


12a Garegin Nzhdeh St.
Gyumri , Shirak , 3103

SGP Country office contact

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


14 Adamyan St.
Yerevan, 0010

Country Website