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Masdar supports Mauritania with 15 MW solar project

Mauritania will soon get a 15-MW solar power plant, courtesy of Abu Dhabi-based Masdar, that will deliver 10% of the country’s electricity capacity.
Marking the first utility-scale solar power installation in Mauritania, the country has an installed grid capacity of just 144 MW. Most of its power generation is supplied by diesel generators with only 60% of its residents having access to electricity. The Masdar solar power project is being built next to the university in Nouakchott, currently under construction, and will serve as a learning laboratory for solar energy development. 'Mauritania has some of the highest levels of solar radiation in the world, making it an ideal place for solar power installations,' said Mauritania’s Minister of Petroleum, Energy, and Mines Taleb Ould Abdivall.

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News date: 25/10/2012

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