The Areza – Maidma solar powered mini-grid now connects 28 villages with 40,000 people, over 500 commercial business and 80 institutions.
Theo Guerre-Canon is the local project manager for Solarcentury’s Eritrea project. He tells us about the high hopes he has for social and economic change in the area. Earlier this month we launched two solar-hybrid mini-grids. Continue reading Solarcentury Making an Impact in Eritrea
The state-of-the-art hybrid power system now provides clean, stable and 24/7 electric power to 40,000 rural communities in Eritrea
Rural Electrification. The company announced the completion and commissioning of a 1.25 MWp and 1 MWp grid-quality solar power to 40,000 rural communities of Areza and Maidma in Eritrea.
Solarcentury, the global integrated solar power company with operations across Europe, Latin America and Africa, is pleased to announce the completion and commissioning of two solar-hybrid mini grids, bringing power to the rural communities of Areza and Maidma in Eritrea, in east Africa. Continue reading Solarcentury Commissioned Two Solar-Hybrid Mini Grids in Eritrea
“The Areza – Maidma solar powered mini-grid will connect 28 villages with 40,000 people, over 500 commercial business and 80 institutions.” – UNDP Eritrea
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Described as a model for African rural electrification, Eritrea will soon launch two solar hybrid power systems that will provide grid quality electricity to 40,000 people and businesses in the towns of Areza and Maidma where there is no grid power at all. Continue reading Eritrea to Power 40,000 Rural Community Members with Hybrid Solar Systems
E-tech is a locally established, efficiency-oriented and gradually evolving technological company focusing on the assembling of solar panels and solar power to development projects in Eritrea.
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With the global demand for cheap electricity growing in the last two decades, the introduction of renewable energies had to be considered. The use of solar energy in Eritrea started in 1995. Eight years ago, there was only 2% coverage of the solar energy but now the figure has increased to 10%. Continue reading E-tech and Solar Power Grid Installation Projects
Aggreko agreed to supply Nevsun with solar-diesel hybrid power (22MW of diesel and 7.5MW of solar) under a new 10-year contract.
Glasgow-based company Aggreko has entered into a ten year deal to deliver solar-diesel hybrid power to Nevsun in Eritrea, a northeastern African country.
Under the contract, Aggreko will supply
22MW of diesel and 7.5MW of solar-generated power to the copper and zinc operations of Nevsun. Continue reading Aggreko to Provide Solar-Diesel Hybrid Power to Nevsun for 10-Years
Reports suggest that all new energy production in Eritrea could be from renewable sources by 2030 and all existing generation could be converted to renewable energy by 2050, if deployment is backed by the right public policies.
ERITREA is blessed with a vast solar energy potential. Everyday, most parts of the country receive 7.5 – 8 kWh of solar energy per square meter. Eritrea’s deserts and farmland are amongst the sunniest in the world, and thus suitable for large-scale power production.
The Eritrean government should embrace favourable tax structures and consider providing financial resources to fund projects to put up community solar farms as part of their energy development programs.
Continue reading The Future of Solar Farming in Eritrea