BEIJING, (Xinhua) --
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.
Renewable Energy Cooperation and Innovation Alliance, a coalition of financing
institutions, smart grid providers and core manufacturers, on Thursday signed a
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation with Africa Renewable Energy
the highest potential for renewable energy, but the least access to it,” said
Seyni Nafo, chairman of AREI endorsed by the African Union Assembly.
The MOU will
enable the two parties to cooperate in renewable energy generation in Africa,
with Chinese smart grid providers and core renewable energy manufacturers
providing technological and financial support.
projects include helping build micro-grids in some African households and
villages, in combination with large-scale power construction.
As part of
China’s technology transfer efforts advocated by the United Nations Development
Program, the move is expected to better deploy and distribute renewable energy
technology in Africa.
indicates a shared vision to combat climate change and to promote sustainable
development, as renewable energy is expected to function as a central pillar of
China-Africa cooperation on climate issues, Nafo said.