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Chinese-funded, Constructed Sakaï Solar Plant Powers up Central Africa Republic

File images of the Sakaï Solar Power Plant in the Central African Republic that was built and financed by China. Images via Xinhua.

The Central African Republic (CAR)’s first photovoltaic power plant is now operational following the successful launch of operation of the Sakaï Solar Power Plant last week.

In the CAR, power cuts sometimes last 16 hours a day, badly hitting the country’s economic growth. The 15 MW installation was built by state-owned China Energy’s subsidiary, Energy China Tianjin Electric Power Construction Co., Ltd. should make it easier for the CAR  to deal with its electricity supply problems.

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