The European Union will provide 40,000 euros to install renewable energy systems in public buildings and schools in Cabo Verde (Cape Verde), said the archipelago’s Director General for Energy, António Baptista, cited by the Cape Verdean press.
This project, carried out by Fundación Santa Cruz Sostenible (http://www.santacruzsostenible.com/) of the Canary Islands, plans initially to identify public buildings that could use renewable energy, in order to reduce fossil fuel consumption in the country.
Later, Baptista said, the intention is to expand the project to other buildings in Cabo Verde, with a view to cancelling out the archipelago’s energy deficit.
Cabo Verde currently has a penetration of renewable energies of about 30 percent, which the government intends to increase to 50 percent by 2020. (macauhub/CV)