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UAE Network in Mauritania Will Connect Off-Grid Communities to Solar

Abu Dhabi-based Masdar has passed the halfway mark in its project to construct a 16.6 MW solar power plant network in Mauritania.

When complete, the network of eight solar power plants will almost double the UAE’s contribution to Mauritania’s renewable energy capacity to a total of 31.6 MW.

The plants will supply 30% of the electricity demand to the remote communities of Boutilimit, Aleg, Aioune, Akjoujt, Atar, El Chami, Boulenour and Bani Chab, reducing their dependency on diesel-fuelled generators, decreasing annual fuel costs and lowering carbon dioxide emissions.

None of these communities are currently connected to the national grid.

David Goehring

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