Scaling Solar heats up

Issue 320 - 24 Mar 2016 | 2 minute read

Madagascar followed in the footsteps of Zambia and Senegal on 21 March, when the government signed an agreement with the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) to design and tender a partnership under the Scaling Solar initiative to develop privately owned grid connected solar power. The IFC said that “a large and sustainable 30-40MW solar facility will help ease daily interruptions of power service”. National utility Jirama relies predominantly on diesel engines for its generation, making electricity provision costly.

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