Two Large Solar Parks Commissioned in Angola

  • Portuguese diversified group, MCA, has commissioned two large solar PV projects in Angola.
  • The two projects are located in Biópio – 189MW and Baía Farta – 96MW, both in Benguela province.
  • The have a combined installed capacity of 285MW Which will produce green electricity for around 1.8 million people.
  • In March 2021, Angola announced five large solar projects under plan with US IPP/EPC Sun Africa and MCA. Read more

MCA is part of the international consortium responsible for the development of the project, having led its execution phase in Engineering, Procurement and Construction. The two parks are part of Angola’s 2018-2022 National Development Plan to diversify the country’s energy production sources.

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The plants are part of a set of seven, with a total capacity of 370 MWp in the provinces of Benguela, Huambo, Bié, Lunda-Norte (in Lucapa), Lunda-Sul (in Saurimo) and Moxico (in Luena), which should be operational by the end of the year. Together they will provide renewable and clean electricity to around 2.4 million people.

MCA said that the implementation of these projects will represent an important contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. It will allow an annual reduction of pollutant emissions of about one million tons of CO2 (carbon dioxide), eliminating the need to consume about 215 million litres of diesel per year in generators and thermal production, and contributing to a considerable saving in the country’s imports.

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