The Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity (MoWIE) set to generate 300MW from solar energy in GTP II period, according to Fana Broadcasting Corporate (FBC).
Bizuneh Tolcha, Public Relations and Communication Director at the Ministry told FBC on January 12, 2016, Ethiopia will begin the construction of three solar energy plants each with 100MW power generation capacity next year at a cost of USD 630 million.
According to Bizuneh, the construction of power plants will take place in Semera and Awash Arba of Afar Regional State.
The Ministry is setting criteria to select from domestic and foreign companies that showed interest to participate in the development of solar project, he noted.
During GTP I period, Ethiopia has distributed 25,000 solar panels with USD 209 million.
Source: Fana Broadcasting Corporate