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Sonangol and Eni sign contract for photovoltaic project in Caraculo

Solenova, a joint venture of Italian oil company Eni and Sonangol, signed a contract for the development of the first phase of the photovoltaic project in Caraculo, in Namibe province.

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The plant will have a total capacity of 50 MWp (megawatts-peak) to be built in phases, with the first phase being 25 MWp, according to the statement released by Eni.

The Caraculo photovoltaic plant "will be an important source of electricity in the province of Namibe, from a renewable resource, and will allow the reduction of diesel consumption for the production of electricity, thus reducing the emission of greenhouse gases" and "contributing to Angola's energy transition", says the oil company.

Solenova is the joint venture of Eni and Sonangol for the development of renewable energy projects and will be responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction of the plant, which should come into operation in the fourth quarter of 2022.

"In addition to the positive impact on the environment, the project will also contribute to the sustainable development of communities in the surrounding areas, which will benefit from social interventions, including in the areas of access to energy, access to water, health and education", adds the statement.