28 Nov '16, 12pm

Masdar doubles clean energy capacity in Mauritania

Masdar doubles clean energy capacity in Mauritania

Masdar has completed eight projects in Mauritania, doubling the clean energy capacity in the country. Source: Masdar Abu Dhabi’s leading renewable energy firm Masdar has completed eight new solar PV projects in rural communities in Mauritania, doubling the amount of clean power provided to the Islamic Republic nation and powering some 39,000 homes. Now the country’s clean energy contribution stands at 31.6MW, and the projects meet up to 30% of the electricity demand in rural communities. "The eight projects bring economic and social benefits to Mauritania, providing opportunities for training and knowledge exchange and creating the foundations for long-term growth and development to the local community,” said Sultan Al Jaber, the UAE Minister of State and chairman of Masdar, in a statement. The projects, which are now all fully-operational, were delivered by Madar in colla...

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