The Minister of Water and Energy, Gaston Eloundou Essomba has inaugurated a solar thermal plant in the Nsem, Upper Sanaga Division, Centre region.
The inauguration ceremony was organised on Friday 24th August 2018.
The plant, according to experts, is expected to provide energy to over 166 localities in the Centre region.
The Solar Photovoltaic System of energy that provides renewable energy is one of government’s structural projects in rural areas and enclave zones.
The Nsem solar plant project was carried out in collaboration with the Chinese ITC company Huawei after a partnership agreement to supply energy through Solar Photovoltaic Systems signed in 2012.
By the partnership agreement, government and the Chinese company undertakes to provide solar energy to over one thousand localities in the country.
Over one hundred and fifty thousand people in rural areas are expected to benefit from the solar energy.
The project will therefore increase Cameroon’s energy supply rate to the present 65% mostly in urban areas.
This explains why the Minister of Water Resources and Energy during the launch praised the Chinese company especially for respecting the deadline set for the project.
He said renewable energy is more environmental friendly and reduces greenhouse emissions.
Solar energy is also more affordable than conventional energy supply.
Bruno Ndonwie Funwie