Angolan government to build wind farm in Namibe province

30 January 2012

Luanda, Angola, 30 Jan – The Angolan Energy and Water Ministry plans to build a 100-megawatt wind farm in the Tombwa municipal area of Namibe province, as part of a move to use more renewable energy, officials said in Luanda Friday.

Sandra Cristóvão, the national director for Renewable Energy, told Angolan news agency Angop that wind potential of 5.2 metres per second had been recorded in the region, which made the wind farm viable.

With the implementation of this renewable energy system, the Government wants to see a variety of projects implemented in several regions, particularly in rural areas, with the use of “clean” or “eco-friendly” power.

As well as wind projects, biomass projects have also been identified, using both solid urban waste and organic forest waste, which can also produce electricity.

According to Cristóvão there are plans to use sugar cane bagasse to produce electricity as well as a project to set up photovoltaic system known as Casa Solar (Casol). (macauhub)