25 Nov '11, 8am

Africa at the Energy Crossroads: AfDB Finances Historic Renewable Energy

Hot on the heels of participating in the financing of Morocco’s 500 megawatt (MW) Ouarzazate concentrated solar power (CSP) project, the African Development Bank (AfDB) announced the signing of two historic loans totaling $365 million to South African electric utility Eskom to finance the state-owned power provider’s first large-scale renewable wind and solar energy projects.AfDB also announced that it was pledging $498 in financing for renewable energy projects in Morocco, giving a big boost to the North African nation’s Solar Power Plan . Launched in 2009, the goal of the $9 billion plan is to deploy 2000 MW of solar power generation capacity nationwide by 2020. A final decision on the loans is anticipated from AfDB’s board of directors by the end of this year . Africa is a continent of 54 countries and approximately 15 percent of the world’s population. However, it cont...

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