Thursday, 21 June, 2018

AfDB signs mega solar Energy deal to, light up Africa

India commits $1.4 billion for solar energy worldwide New Development Bank and International Solar Alliance tie up to promote solar energy
Kenny Thornton | 14 March, 2018, 21:40

The NDB and the ISA agreed to consider a roadmap for the mobilisation of financing to promote solar energy in countries of common interest and to explore mechanisms for supporting solar energy development.

"We believe the future is a clean energy economy and NY is going to lead a counter-movement to what this administration is doing to the environment and illuminate the path forward", Cuomo said as he commented on the government's oil and gas strategy. French President Emmanuel Macron committed €700 million (US$865 million) to the scheme.

As part of the new agreement, ISA will support the African Development Bank's Desert to Power solar initiative -through which the Bank intends to turn Africa's deserts into new sources of energy.

"I am happy to announce that to fill the gap of solar technology, India will start a solar technology mission with global focus, which will cover all government technical and educational institutions", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, announcing the unprecedented investment. It aims to create 1 terawatt (1,000 gigawatts) of solar energy by 2030.

Thirty-two (32) of the ISA's 60-member countries are from Africa. The $1.4 billion line of credit will cover 27 projects in 15 countries and boost the much-required financial power to the solar sector.

Manchester United's European exit 'nothing new' for Mourinho
If he thought he could serve up performances like that and have fans just brush it off, he was sadly mistaken. The Spaniards had never won a UEFA Champions League match in England. "It's not the end of the world".

Mr Macron is heading to Mirzapur where he will inaugurate a 100 MW solar power project on Monday.

The solar energy sector, facing a challenge of funding, received considerable support at the conference. "Indeed, our Industrial Development Agency's innovative Community Distributed Generation Program has become a statewide model in how to encourage the growth of community solar while enhancing the tax base".

These solar projects will power infrastructure including health centres, high schools, street-lighting and drinking water supply in the countries.

Some analysts say the commitments by India and France will have a relatively limited impact on the amount of renewables installed globally.

NY governor Andrew M Cuomo on Friday awarded contracts to 26 large-scale renewable energy projects totalling 1,383.09 MW, making the largest single investment in renewables by а USA state. Although Blakers sees great value in the alliance's micro-finance schemes in developing countries.

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