Sudan indicators MOU for building and construction of 500 MW of solar power firms

Nov 4, 2020 10:49 PM ET
  • The federal government of Sudan has authorized with the United Arab Emirates especially the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, a memorandum of comprehending for the building and construction of solar energy companies with an overall ability of 500 MW. The MoU was signed on Sunday the 1st of November 2020 by the Sudanese preacher of energy and mining, Khairy Abdul Rahmanhas, and the basic director of the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, Mohamed Saif Al Suwaidi.
Sudan indicators MOU for building and construction of 500 MW of solar power firms

The Sudanese federal government, in an official declaration, promised to redeem the energy generated by these plants at an affordable price for a duration of 20 years. The plants whose number and also size are yet to be revealed will certainly be developed by unidentified UAE energy companies.

The country's initial effort to release utility-scale PV capacity

If executed, these tasks would represent the East African nation's very first attempt to set up utility-scale PV capability. The nation has among the most affordable levels of solar advancement in the region although it has one of the highest levels of solar radiation on the planet, exceeding 2000 kWh/m2 per year.

Hydropower still dominates the nation's power supply field with a 70% share, while solar power is at the bottom of the checklist offering less than 0.1% share despite the federal government's initiatives to raise the share of renewables in the country's power mix over the past years.

According to the current data from the International Renewable Energy Agency, Sudan had just 19 MW of set up solar power at the end of last year. The East African nation federal government is aiming to mount 500 MW of solar as well as 300 MW of wind by the end of the existing year.

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