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Lesotho: USTDA grant for solar study

The US Trade and Development Agency has awarded a feasibility study grant to OnePower Lesotho for a 20MW solar photovoltaic power plant. Boston-based CDM International will conduct the study, which will complete remaining preparation work the project needs to attract financing and reach implementation. The plant in western Lesotho will be the country’s first utility-scale solar plant and will support a goal of achieving 90% electricity access by 2020, with renewable generation comprising at least 200MW of capacity.

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