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Armenia is rich in natural solar radiation resources. The average annual solar radiation value for Armenia is 1,700kW/m2 which is 2,500 sunny hours a year in Armenia. Therefore, the  usage  of  solar  panels is  seen as beneficial  and  directly  linked  to  the  relatively limited number of solutions  to address the need in improving living conditions of particularly low-income families in  Armenia. It allows households to have affordable water heating for good part of the year, which does not depend on imported and increasingly expensive energy resources. Solar panels have the potential to become a priority alternative of renewable energy for low-income families in Armenia.

The project is aimed at promoting the use of solar panels by at least 35 low-income families in Gegharkunik, Shirak and Syunik pilot regions in partnership with “Kamurj”UCO LLC. 


Target number of families to be served in FY 15: 40

The secured amount: $100,000

Total amount requested: $46,000 

Average cost per intervention: $3,650 

Currently, the management and maintenance of multi-apartment buildings represent a crucial issue for Armenia. A significant part of the housing stock in Armenia is in deplorable condition and continues to deteriorate. The drop in household income accompanying economic transition limited investment in housing repairs and maintenance as did a lack of households experience and information in regard to ownership responsibilities. Maintenance fees are too low to cover even current repair costs. As a result, building deterioration continues and utilities are provided only at low levels.

Residential heating accounts for more than 30% of energy use in most countries of the region as previous construction and heating methods did not focus on Energy efficiency (EE): a highly inefficient energy use intensifies the impact of rising energy prices on low-income households. HFH Armenia implements 2 projects focused on renovation of common spaces and EE upgrade in multi-apartment buildings. Following to the agreement with Yerevan and Vanadzor Municipalities, they will provide up to 40 % subsidy for the buildings located in Yerevan and Vanadzor.


Apartment Building Renovation

The purpose of the Project is renovation of common facilities in multi-apartment buildings (80-120 families) through combination of loan and subsidy mechanisms to ensure that investments made in the buildings will be maintained and continued in an organized fashion by the management bodies. The project is implemented in partnership with Inecobank CJSC and Vanadzor and Yerevan municipalities.

Target number of families to be served in FY 15: 80-120

The secured amount: $26,600

Total amount required: $53,640-$65,640

Average cost per family: $853.


Residential Energy Efficiency for Low-Income Households


It is important to address the problems of residential energy efficiency because it can help countries move forward on the road to energy reforms and can limit energy waste. Until June 2015, the project aims to improve living standards in multi-apartment buildings in the region. The overall objectives of the project are to improve the residential energy efficiency investment environment in the region; develop and test replicable financing models; also national institutional capacity building. In FY 15, 5-10 multi-apartment buildings’ energy efficiency will be improved through roof insulation, windows and doors upgrade, termo insulation of roofs, external walls, basements, etc.

REELIH project in Armenia is implemented by support of USAID, Habitat for Humanity International and HFH Armenia.

To this end, HFH Armenia has secured $200,000 funds via Inecobank CJSC.






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