Sal Island, in Cape Verde, is first in the archipelago to be 100 pct powered by renewable energy

15 April 2013

Sal Island, in Cape Verde, is expected to be the first island in the archipelago to have 100 percent of its energy needs met by renewables by 2014, said the Minister for Tourism, Industry and Energy of Cape Verde, cited Saturday by news agency Inforpress.

Humberto Brito, who visited Sal Friday, noted that solar and wind power investments underway on what is one of Cape Verde’s most important islands in terms of tourism, already account for a penetration of over 40 percent.

According to Brito, Cape Verde’s water and power supply company, Electra, currently has an installed capacity of around 21.5 megawatts, which includes renewable energy. (macauhub)