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Niger joins the Scaling Solar club

The government wants 30% of its power from clean energy sources by 2035 and the 50 MW of solar targeted by the World Bank would make up two-thirds of that ambition.

Source:pv magazine

The Central African nation of Niger is the latest country to join the World Bank‘s Scaling Solar initiative, the multilateral lender announced today.

The World Bank’s private-sector arm, the International Finance Corp (IFC), said it would work with Niger’s Ministry of Petroleum, Energy and Renewable Energy and state-owned utility Société Nigérienne d’Électricité to attract private-sector investment to help tender and develop 50 MW of solar generation capacity.

That would amount to around 20% of the nation’s total power generation capacity, said the IFC on its website today, as the government aims to source 30% of its power from renewables by 2035.

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