Spire Corporation has been selected to provide a 20MW turnkey module assembly line to a partnership between renewable energy project developer, SKY Energy International and Metals and Engineering Corporation and an Ethiopian state enterprise, Metals and Engineering Corporation (METEC) that will be the first module plant in Ethiopia.
“We are pleased to support SKY and METEC to bring solar to Ethiopia. Ethiopia is a nation where 80% of the population presently does not have access to electricity,” said Roger G. Little, Chairman and CEO of Spire Corporation. “Solar energy can deliver clean electricity to remote areas of Ethiopia thus improving the quality of life and ability to further their agricultural pursuits.”
Spire said that the Ethiopian government had a stated goal of having 20% of its power capacity coming from solar energy within the next five years.
The module assembly line will be established in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.