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Madagascar

  • Solar
  • US $40m
  • 25MWp
  • Development

About the Project

Originated from the second instalment of the Access Co-Development Facility (ACF) competition in 2016 this solar power plant in Antananarivo will generate 25MW hours of clean electricity to over 100,000 homes and business in Madagascar.

Energy In Madagascar

Madagascar's energy balance shows that about 80% of its overall energy consumption is based on biomass (mainly firewood 68%, charcoal 10% and other biomass 2%), 17% on petrol (transport), 2% on electricity (hydropower and diesel power plants) and 1% on coal. Although Madagascar is endowed with an abundance of natural resources and has the potential to generate 7,800 megawatts (MW) of electric power from hydropower sources, only 2 percent is currently utilized. Access to electricity remains low with about 20% of the total population having access to this form of modern energy. In the rural areas, only about 5% have access to electricity.

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