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Italy’s Eni to build 20-MW solar park in Ghana

The president of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Eni’s CEO Claudio Descalzi. Source: (www.eni.com)

November 16 (Renewables Now) - Italian oil and gas major Eni SpA (BIT:ENI) earlier this month unveiled plans for the construction of a 20-MW solar park in Ghana’s Northern Region.

The company announced its intentions during a meeting between the president of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Eni’s CEO Claudio Descalzi that aimed to discuss Eni's activities in the West African country. According to a company statement, the photovoltaic (PV) facility will be situated in the region’s capital city of Tamale.

Meanwhile, Eni is also conducting a feasibility study on a project for a floating solar park in the Volta basin, details of which are not available. The Italian group said the two PV schemes will be implemented in line of Ghana’s goal of achieving a 10% renewables share by 2020 and Eni’s vision to add more renewables to its traditional energy business.

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