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March 19, 2010 (PARIS) – Solar Euromed, a French solar power company said on Friday it signed a ten billion USD contract with the Sudanese Ministry of Energy and Mining to design, build and manage solar power plants over a 10-year period.

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A solar power plant

The first two projects of respectively 100 MW and 150 MW are expected to be operational by 2013/2014. They aim to provide affordable power and water supply to several affected Sudanese regions, including the Darfur region.

"Both projects will contribute to the stabilization and the development of the Sudanese population," the company said.

The solar power, which is seen as environmentally-friendly solution to produce a renewable energy, is using the Sun, structures made out of metal and glass, and greenhouse gas emission-free.

Solar Euromed, located in the Corsica island in France, employs 20 and posts a revenue of some EUR 3 million annually.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) considers this technology will experience a very steep growth in the coming years to reach up to 11% of the world total electricity installed capacity by 2050.

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  • 20 March 2010 05:47, by mohammed ali

    250 MW cheap and clean energy is huge project. Welldone!

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    • 20 March 2010 06:52, by The world is watching us

      This is a good idea considering 75% oil is gone.

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  • 20 March 2010 11:51, by Gatluak Latjor

    Electrically speaking, a desert is a gift. Having a desert is having a resource even if it does not have any mineral. Producing electricity from a desert is easy and clean and does not have any of the complications that it may have when producing it from neuclear materials: political and environmental.

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  • 20 March 2010 16:15, by Time1

    What happened to the sanctions from western countries? or it is now time for money making and no one cares about sanctions anymore since the economic crisis that decended on western world.

    The money from this project goes directly to Sudan army to buy weapons to kill more people in Darfur, France is funding genocide indirectly.

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    • 21 March 2010 06:59, by madman

      You are right brother. This project has nothing to do with us completely as a South Sudan. It just the way of supporting the Sudanese army for good.

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  • 20 March 2010 23:30, by kalkada

    this is a good project, envirment friendly project.
    but the question is, who will be the benficiery of this project?
    secondly since the independent of sudan only the northerners (i mean the jalaba) are people who benfit from all the resources of the country, and the other regions of the country left with nothing, they excluded the marginalized areas and not recognized even with the national resource.
    this new project must supply power to all marginalized areas, otherwise........AK45 will resume action.

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    • 21 March 2010 07:14, by ojok s. ojok

      All of you are cheap chickens, how this plan is good. We want nuclear plan stations in south Sudan that can produce efficient energy. We don’t need this solar shit.

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