Ver Angola


Portuguese group MCA invests more than 600 million in seven solar plants in Angola

The Portuguese business group MCA announced this Thursday that it will install one million solar panels in Angola and build seven photovoltaic solar plants in the next two and a half years, in an investment of 523 million euros (about 617 million dollars).


"Under the MCA Solar Angola, in the next two and a half years seven photovoltaic solar power plants will be built and a million solar panels installed, totaling 370 megawatts (MWp)", reads a statement sent to Lusa.

The note emphasizes that the investment will provide "enough energy to serve 2.4 million people, in a territory with deficiencies in supply and access to the public network, especially in rural areas".

The MCA group leads a consortium with companies from Sweden, the Netherlands, the United States of America or South Korea, having developed "the entire MCA Solar Angola project, from the technological to the financial component, through certification, according to international impact standards. environmental and social ", according to the statement.

The installation of the new equipment will avoid the emission of 935,953 tons of CO2 per year, and the company says that the project "is the largest integrated, public, renewable energy intervention program in sub-Saharan Africa".

According to the company, the MCA group is present in more than 10 countries with 17 sectors of activity, with more than 2000 employees.