Europe and Jumeme launch new solar-powered mini-grid in Tanzania

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A detail image shows a solar panel at Panda Solar Power Plant in Datong, Shanxi province, China, 25 July 2017. The solar plant built by the Panda Green Energy Group, was connected to the electricity grid on 29 June and is currently in a test phase which is expected to be fully integrated into the grid by 10 August. According to Panda Green Energy Group, the power plant has a capacity of 100 megawatts and can provide 3.2 billion kWh of green electricity in 25 years. This is equivalent to saving 1.056 million tons of coal or a reduction of 2.74 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions.

Europe and Jumeme launch new solar-powered mini-grid in Tanzania


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Jumeme Rural Power Supply Ltd., together with the European Union Delegation in Tanzania and its project partners, celebrated on 24 June the launch of its newly constructed solar-powered mini-grid on Lake Victoria, Mulumo island in the region of Kagera.
The project aims at building and operating solar-hybrid mini-grids in remote settlements of Tanzania with a total budget of €16 million, and is co-funded by the European Union Energy Facility for a total amount of €7.4 million. The Rural Energy Agency, through its EU result-based financing scheme, has also provided grant funding to the project, whereas the shareholders of Jumeme have contributed with equity.

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