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Hitachi Energy to develop solar projects with Sun Africa



Hitachi Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding with Sun Africa and its sister company, UGT Renewables to collaborate on utility-scale solar photovoltaic power generation projects.


In the non-exclusive memorandum, both parties agree to collaborate at an early stage of prospective projects.


They will jointly engage with local and international stakeholders, and provide optimised best-in-class and well-integrated solar power solutions that will enable developing nations to take significant steps toward broad and environmentally sustainable electrification.

The partners are currently completing their first project together: a 370MW solar photovoltaic power plant across seven sites in Angola.


They also have several utility-scale projects under negotiation, totalling more than 12GW in capacity, with various governments in Africa and Eurasia.


“We are delighted to be working with Sun Africa and UGT Renewables to bring utility-scale emission-free energy projects to a growing number of countries in the world,” says Johan Soderstrom, Executive Vice President, Head of Regions, Europe, Middle East and Africa of Hitachi Energy.


“The combination of their business model and our solutions help countries develop their economies, progress toward net zero, and provide their people with access to clean and reliable electricity.”


Adam Cortese, CEO of Sun Africa and UGT Renewables, added: “Our first collaboration with Hitachi Energy in Angola was a huge success, both for ourselves and the Government of Angola on behalf of whom we developed the project.


“We have developed a relationship of trust with Hitachi Energy and an efficient and effective way of working that benefits all the stakeholders with whom we work.”

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