Senegal's President seeks to promote use of solar power in city buildings

(ADPnews) - May 6, 2011 - Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade has proposed an adjustment to the national urban building code so that new city buildings produce around 60% of the energy they consume through the use of solar power systems.

Wade has started discussions on his plan with the Ministry of Urban Development.

Senegal, along with many other African countries, is suffering from power shortages and frequent blackouts and the wide-spread adoption of solar power technologies is seen as a way out of the situation. At present, the country's state-controlled power utility Senelec sources 78% of its output from oil-fueled power plants.

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