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Friday, 11 July 2014

Cameroonian solar plant in the works

South African GSC Resources has advanced plans to develop a 500-megawatt (MW) solar power plant in Cameroon.

Now in the procedural stages of its life cycle, the project will increase the country’s national power distribution by up to 50% and is expected to cost US2.2-billion dollars to build. Also involved in the project are Canadian and South African engineering house Hatch Goba, and Germany’s Sun Value.

The project is in line with the Cameroonian government’s plans to spend US12-billion dollars to treble electricity production to 3 000MW by 2020 with a mix of hydro-power, solar and thermal projects.