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Angola has launched a major solar energy project which could save the country 1.4 million liters of fossil fuels per day in power generation, local media reported.
the Jornal de Angola newspaper reported that Angolan Minister of Energy and Water João Baptista Borges attended the official opening of the works in the western province of Benguela, with the laying of the first stone for the two photovoltaic parks to be built in the territory.
The official confirmed the investments include seven enclaves to be built in Benguela, Bie, Huambo, Moxico, Lunda Sur and Lunda Norte, with a total capacity of 370 megawatts (MW).
The works will have a joint cost of more than 500 million euros, Baptista Borges confirmed, who confirmed the role of contractor was granted to the US company Sun Africa and the Portuguese MCA will be the construction company.