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Mozambique plans to deploy 60MW of solar energy

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Published by Mars February 17,2020
    World Bank members International Finance Corporation and Mozambique's State Power Company issued an expression of interest requesting consultants to support the development of small stand alone solar parks in three to five locations in Mozambique.

Off Grid Solar System Cost
    The planned capacity of the grid-connected project ranges from 10 MW to 15 MW, and the total power generation is expected to reach up to 60 MW. Storage deployment is also under consideration. Selected consultants will be required to work with local authorities to determine the most suitable locations and obtain permission.
 

    To date, most of the country's off-grid solar and microgrid projects for photovoltaic installations have been completed in remote areas without grid access. However, the government is seeking to design a renewable energy auction mechanism through a renewable energy auction promotion project, and the European Union provided Mozambique with € 4 million in 2017 financing. Currently, Mozambique has only one large stand alone solar under construction. The 40 MW Mokouba stand alone solar IPP project is a Norwegian company called Skatek Solar. The $ 76 million project has signed a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with energy management companies.
Off Grid Solar System Cost

    According to the latest statistics released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), as of December 2018, Mozambique's total installed photovoltaic capacity was only 17 MW, compared to 2 MW last year.
For newly announced grid-connected solar projects in the country, interested parties must apply to become consultants before August 1, 2019.
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