The Renewables 2015 Global Status Report published by REN21 last week confirmed an increase in renewable energy investment last year, with approximately $286 billion invested in the sector in 2015 compared to $273 billion the previous year.

The statistics from the report reiterated the findings from Clean Energy Canada which outlined that developing countries had invested more money into clean energy in 2015 than developed countries for the first time.

REN21 highlighted that emerging economies has spent $25.9bn more on renewable energy compared to developed countries.

One of the most revealing figures was attributed to Mauritania, Western Africa. The small African country of 3.89 million people holds the largest share of its GDP to renewable energy in the world.

Vergnet has a history of developing renewable energy projects and partnerships across Mauritania, with one project in Kiffa to be commissioned shortly. Vergnet was appointed to deliver the hybrid power plant in the town which is expected to benefit the population by supplying more than 2,000 MWh of energy, and saving 6860 litres of fuel per year.

In 2011, Vergnet also installed 16 Vergnet GEV MP-C wind turbines in the port of Nouadhibou, Mauritania. The specialised wind turbines utilise the powerful wind potential of the site, and also withstand the near-shore location, very dry and warm climate, and highly corrosive environment, to deliver a total power of 4.4 MW.

With our advanced technology and expertise in providing tailored solutions for our customers, Vergnet has delivered sustainable and profitable energy and water development infrastructures across Africa.

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