FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Tech:Angola is expecting to kickstart its dormant solar sector by deploying several hundred megawatts worth of projects within three years, a top government official has said. Speaking in the capital Luanda, energy minister João Baptista Borges predicted that nationwide PV capacity will reach 600MW by 2022, up from the 10MW-plus figures recorded this year.At an event a the U.S. embassy this week, Baptista Borges said the roll-out of 30,000 individual systems is feasible if the private sector steps in to back the transition. “There is a need to create a vehicle to secure funding for the electrification of rural areas,” the minister said, in statements aired by government news agency ANGOP.In Angola, the rise in policymaker interest in solar PV comes as analysts describe the African state as a largely untapped PV hotspot, thanks to irradiation levels in the 1,350-2,100 kWh/m2/year range. As the German Solar Association (BSW-Solar) and the Becquerel Institute noted this year, the government’s own figures place Angola’s solar potential at 55GW, far above wind’s 3GW. In a report released in mid-May, as Intersolar 2019 got underway in Munich, the authors pointed at the government’s efforts to tap into clean energy to bolster rural electrification rates.The minister’s talk this week of a 600MW solar market by 2022 outstrips some of the government’s earlier goals, including a target for PV capacity to hit 200MW nationwide by 2025. As BSW-Solar and the Becquerel pointed out in May, the country has shown interest in coming on board the World Bank’s Scaling Solar programme, which has helped unlock PV growth in countries like Senegal, Zambia and Ethiopia.More: Angola eyeing 600MW solar market within three years Angola looks to kickstart solar development efforts
New Delhi: World Cup winner Diego Maradona has offered Barcelona mega start and Argentine skipper Lionel Messi some precious advice ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia this summer.The 5-time Ballon d’Or winner will spearhead Argentina’s hopes in Russia and the pressure on the 30-year-old to win the World Cup will be surreal.Argentina has not won the World Cup since 1986 after Maradona single-handedly led the team to victory in Mexico and he has advised Messi to simply enjoy the campaign. “I would advise Messi to keep playing, to enjoy the game,” he told a leading sports agency.“He has to forget about the critics if he can win the World Cup or not. He doesn’t have to demonstrate anything. He has to enjoy the game on the field.“I don’t know Sampaoli, I don’t know how he plays. But, I know a lot of the players and I know they will give everything,” said the former Argentina skipper.“And I think they have a good opportunity to win. But I don’t choose [Argentina] as a favourite because the favourite one never wins,” Maradona added.Messi is currently back in Barcelona ahead of a friendly match, to be played against Israel in Jerusalem.Argentina will then begin their FIFA World Cup journey against Iceland on June 16 before facing Croatia and Nigeria. For all the Latest Sports News News, Fifa World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.