Last week, President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi of Mozambique inaugurated the 41 MWp Metoro solar PV plant, built in the northern Cabo Delgado province.
The $56m facility is owned by French IPP Neoen (75%) and state utility EDM (25%) and was built by Portuguese contractor Efacec. It was financed by a $40m debt package provided by the French Development Agency and its subsidiary Proparco.
It is Mozambique’s largest solar plant and notably follows the inauguration of Scatec Solar’s 40 MW Mocuba solar plant in the Zambézia Province in 2019.
Central Solar Metoro’s 121,500 PV modules are able to generate up to 69 GWh a year for the Mozambican grid, ensuring the consumption of some 140,000 people.