Sao Tome and Principe wants to look into potential of wind, solar and biomass power

25 August 2006

Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe, 25 Aug – The government of Sao Tome and Principe plans to study the possibility of solving its power supply problems through use of solar, wind and biomass power, the country’s minister of natural resources and the environment, Manuel de Deus Lima said.

Online newspaper Téla Nón reported that the minister, who recently paid an official visit to Germany, negotiated with the German authorities for a team of specialists to visit Sao Tome to look into the feasibility of using some of these energy sources, or combining them, in order to ensure supply to the entire archipelago.

Deus Lima said that during his visit to Germany he visited biomass plants and was convinced that they could be adapted for use in Sao Tome.

The minister said that all possibilities would be analyzed by the German experts, without saying when the team is expected to visit. (macauhub)