The Mvomekaâ€™a solar plant in Cameroonâ€™s South Region, the result of cooperation between China and Yaounde is operational following its inauguration by Basile Atangana Kouna, Minister of Water and the Energy (MINEE).
The infrastructure which also has dozens of solar panels costing CFA 453 million. It has aÂ capacity of 72 kW, expandable to 800 KW.
Its commissioning should allow local residents not to experience the prickly problem of recurrent power cuts anymore, the minister said, explaining that it will supply the surrounding areas of Mvomekaâ€™a, President Paul Biyaâ€™s birthplace.
“We are very pleased with this achievement. It will provide us electricity in real time, and make us forget the power cuts weâ€™ve been experiencing,” the local authority indicated.
The Cameroonian government and the Chinese company Huawei Technologies & Co. Limited last March signed a CFA 53 billion credit agreement for the financing of the first phase of the electrification project of 350 localities in the country using solar system with a capacity of 500 megawatts.
Originally from StarAfrica