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Côte d'Ivoire signs deal for 50-70MW solar plant with UAE's Masdar

Côte d'Ivoire has signed an agreement with UAE renewable energy company Masdar to explore the development of a 50-70MW solar power plant, Masdar said on Friday,10 March, the latest in a series of agreements in Africa.
Source: worradirek muksab ©
Source: worradirek muksab ©

The West African cocoa-producing nation has committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 32% and increase the share of renewable energy in its energy mix to over 40% by 2030.

The agreement is part of a master plan to develop production facilities that integrate solar power, hydroelectricity and biomass.

"Masdar and the Ivorian ministry of mining, petroleum and energy will explore the joint development of solar photovoltaic plants in Côte d'Ivoire, starting with a first 50-70-MW plant," the company said in a statement.

Global green energy goal of 100GW by 2023 for Masdar

Masdar aims to deliver 100GW of green energy around the world by 2030 and sees "enormous potential" for this sector in Africa, it added.

In January, it signed an agreement with Ethiopia for the joint development of a 500MW solar project. It also signed agreements with Angola, Uganda and Zambia to develop renewable energy projects.


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