Renewables and Migration (REMI) Project

Commissioned by

German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Implemented by

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Overall implementation period

4/2019 – 11/2020

Implemented by GIZ on behalf of the BMZ, the cross-sectoral Renewables and Migration project uniquely operates at the interface of sustainable energy and refugee matters in Turkey.

Focusing on the area of Gaziantep in the south-east of Turkey, the project aims at strengthening social cohesion in host communities by providing advanced trainings in the area of solar energy to Syrian refugees and Turkish citizens and by improving the energy supply infrastructure in the host community.

REMI consists of three complementary components
  • Solar installers trainings
    Up to 300 Turkish and Syrian participants will be trained to become solar installers for solar thermal and photovoltaic rooftop systems. The trainings take place in Gaziantep.

    Additionally, three pilot trainings will be conducted as e-learning in Istanbul.

  • PV installation pilots
    PV systems will be installed onto three public buildings in Gaziantep with the help of the previously trained participants. The buildings ideally will be one school, one hospital and one multi-service center.
  • Private sector engagement
    All relevant actors will be brought together at one table. Information about the benefits of renewable energy will be spread via solar roadshows in 10 municipalities.
    Solar pioneers will conduct cost calculations for households and companies. Seminars on start-ups and establishing Energy Service Companies will be conducted.


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