TotalEnergies wins Angola solar concession
has won a concession to build Angola's initial solar plant. The 35MW Quilemba project also has the possibility of including 45MW in a second
Jul 29, 2022 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Africa, Angola, Patrick Pouyanné, TotalEnergies
MCA concludes 285-MWp solar duo in Angola
plant in Biopio, Catumbela municipality, which is now the largest one in both Angola and all of sub-Saharan Africa, and also the 96-MWp Baia Farta
Aug 4, 2022 // Plants, Africa, Angola, PV Power Plant, MCA
Angola eyeing 600MW solar market within three years
Angola is expecting to kickstart its dormant solar sector by deploying several hundred megawatts worth of projects within three years, a top government official has said. Speaking in capital Luanda, energy minister João Baptista Borges predicted that nationwide PV capacity will reach 600MW by 2022, up from the 10MW-plus figures recorded this year. At an event with the US embassy this week, Baptista Borges said the roll-out of 30,000 individual systems is feasible if the private sector steps in to back the transition. “There is a need to create a vehicle to secure funding for the electrification of rural areas,” the minister said, in statements aired by government news agency ANGOP. “The National Rural Electrification Agency is the instrument foreseen in the General Electricity Law, which interacts with private investors,” Baptista Borges added. A solar champion in the making In Angola, the rise in policymaker interest in solar PV comes as analysts describe the African state as a largely untapped PV hotspot, thanks to irradiation levels in the 1,350-2,100 kWh/m2/year range. As the German Solar Association (BSW-Solar) and the Becquerel Institute noted this year, the government’s own figures place Angola’s solar potential at 55GW, far above wind’s 3GW. In a report released in mid-May, as Intersolar 2019 got underway in Munich, the authors pointed at the government’s efforts to tap into clean energy to bolster rural electrification rates. With 60% of Angolans still lacking access, the country has so far not embraced off-grid solar at the scale seen with fellow African states including Kenya and Tanzania, serviced by foreign players such as Engie. The minister’s talk this week of a 600MW solar market by 2022 outstrips some of the government’s earlier goals, including a target for PV capacity to hit 200MW nationwide by 2025. As BSW-Solar and the Becquerel pointed out in May, the country has shown interest in coming on board the World Bank’s Scaling Solar programme, which has helped unlock PV growth in the likes of Senegal, Zambia and Ethiopia.
Sep 11, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Grids, Africa, subsaharan africa, Angola, luanda, policy, bsw, Baptista Borges, Intersolar
Portugal's MCA participates in 370-MWp solar project in Angola
MCA Solar Angola, the company stated it will participate in the building of 7 photovoltaic (PV) plants over the next two and a half years. The plan needs a
Nov 13, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Portugal, Europe, MCA, solar power project
Hitachi wins contract for Sub-Saharan Africa's photovoltaic project
infrastructure to integrate Sub-Saharan Africa's biggest solar project to Angola's transmission network. MCA, which becomes part of the EPC empire MCA Group,
Oct 27, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Markets & Finance News, Africa, Angola, Solar Project, Hitachi, Niklas Persson, Manuel Couto Alves
Angola’s solar plans boosted by Italian oil giant Eni
often depends on the willingness of dominant fossil fuel industries.   Angola is no exception. Italian oil and gas company Eni, which has an equity
Nov 14, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Africa, Angola, Eni, Solenova
Hitachi ABB Power to equip MCA Group's 950 MWp solar farms
Angola, the 950 MWp huge solar project, established by the MCA Group (M. Couto Alves) is getting in a new phase. The consortium has actually simply authorized a
Nov 3, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Africa, Angola, Solar Farms, Hitachi ABB Power
Eni's Angolan JV commences deal with 25-MW solar project
50-MW Caraculo photovoltaic (PV) project that will certainly be situated in Angola's southwestern Namibe province, Eni announced on Friday. Once in operation,
May 23, 2022 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Eni, Solenova, joint venture, JV, Solar Project
Eni's Angolan JV takes FID, inks EPC for 50-MWp solar project
mount the 25-MWp initial phase of the Caraculo photovoltaic (PV) project in Angola's Namibe district. Eni stated on Monday it expects to start-up the solar farm
Dec 7, 2021 // Plants, Africa, PV Power Plant, Eni SpA
Pakistan gas field powered by 10 MW off-grid solar system
this month announced a 50 MW solar project in Namibe province, in southwestern Angola, in partnership with state-owned fossil fuel producer Sonangol. The province
Nov 22, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, Asia, Pakistan, Eni
Q CELLS supplies modules to portion of 370MW Angolan solar portfolio
Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) moneyed the continuing to be 15%. Angola is largely dependent on fossil fuels for its electrical energy generation,
Apr 21, 2021 // Manufacturing News, Q CELLS, Africa, Angola, SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA, Hitachi ABB Power Grids, module supply deals, MCA Group, Sun Africa
Masdar to include 3 GW of renewables in Angola, Uganda
UAE-based developer has inked an agreement with Angola's Ministry of Energy and also Water for the setup of 2 GW of renewables. One more pact was sealed with
Jan 23, 2023 // Plants, Masdar, Africa, Angola, Uganda
Q Cells to outfit biggest part of 370-MW solar park in Angola
Solar items firm Q Cells has actually begun shipping "large amounts" of solar (PV) modules of what it claims is the "backbone" of a 370-MW solar project in Angola.
Apr 20, 2021 // Plants, Markets & Finance News, Q CELLS, Africa, Angola, Solar Park
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