Renewable Energy Cooperation
Cooperation between China and Africa has seen remarkable progress in renewable energy, showing the determination of developing countries to harness the huge potential of clean energy and combat climate change.
China-africa Renewable Energy Cooperation and Innovation Alliance, a coalition of financing institutions, smart grid providers and core manufacturers, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on cooperation with Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI) on August 31.
“Africa has the highest potential for renewable energy, but the least access to it,” said Seyni Nafo, Chairman of AREI endorsed by the Assembly of the African Union.
The MOU will enable the two parties to cooperate in renewable energy generation in Africa, with Chinese financing institutions, smart grid providers and core renewable energy equipment manufacturers providing technological and financial support.
Pilot projects include helping build micro-grids in some African households and villages in combination with large-scale power construction.