Solar thermal energy in Africa is being implemented. There are solar thermal projects in Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia, South Africa, Sudan and Uganda.

Developing a study of technical and economic feasibility of a thermal power plant of 200 MW is the aim of the project has been launched in Botswana this week and will feature the National Renewable Energy Centre (CENER) technical project leader in which also involves Nixus Consulting, Ynfiniti and Parsons Brinckerhoff.

Managed by the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) and funded by the World Bank and African Development Bank for a period of 12 months CENER main function will select the technology best, choose the size and configuration plant and finally decide the ideal location.

Manuel Blanco, Director of CENER Solar Power visited this week this southern African country to start the project, with all institutions and social agents, formalize the opening of the office in that country and carry out the review of the scope of work, along with other project partners.

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