When complete, the solar-power projects are expected to displace 6m liters of diesel fuel annually.
Masdar has signed a contract with Mauritania’s Ministry of Petroleum, Energy, and Mines, to deliver seven solar photovoltaic projects, with a total capacity of 12MW, providing access to clean and reliable energy to seven towns across the country.
When complete, the solar-power projects are expected to displace 6m liters of diesel fuel annually and 16,134 tonnes of CO2 each year. Each of the power plants will, on average, meet 30% of each town’s electricity demand.
“Projects like these unlock significant economic and social benefits by providing more reliable and efficient local sources of electricity,” said Dr Sultan Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and chairman of Masdar, which is based in Abu Dhabi.
Completion of all the projects is expected by the first quarter of 2016.