DRC To Build Solar Plants To Reduce Energy Scarcity Mining Challenges

A multinational clean energy company has secured an order to establish 400 MW of solar photo-voltaic power plant capacity in the DRC. It is intended to gradually reduce energy scarcities faced by the mining industry in certain regions and will also be the first solar plant of the country.

The firm responsible for delivering the solar plant is Hanergy Thin Film Power Group. The agreement was signed – a strategic partnership framework between Hanergy and the Ministry of Energy and Hydraulic Resources of the Democratic Republic of Congo on 29 May.

Under the agreement, the two parties along with the National Power Company of the DRC will follow "EPC+F" financing model to make joint efforts through project cooperation and technical exchange to consolidate and increase cooperation in the fields of electricity, water, renewable energy and fuel.