Madagascar Invites Bids For Two Solar Parks Of 210 MW Capacity

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The government of Madagascar invite bids for the installation of two solar parks, totaling 210 MW in capacity.


The Ministry of Hydrogen and Hydrocarbons of Madagascar released separate tender calls for photovoltaic (PV) projects. The larger project involves constructing a 200 MW solar complex in Ihazolava, located in the rural council of Ambohipihaonana in the eastern Vakinankaratra region near the capital city, Antananarivo.

The second tender is for a 10 MW solar plant in Mahajanga, situated on Madagascar’s northern coast. Both tenders have a proposal submission deadline of August 9.


Currently, Madagascar has a total power generation capacity of 969 MW, with approximately 78% coming from fossil fuels and only 2% from solar PV. According to the European Investment Bank (EIB) data, only 15% of the rural population is connected to the national electricity grid, and most rural households rely on kerosene, wood, and charcoal for cooking and heating.

While Madagascar does not have a legislated clean energy target, the country aims to have renewables account for 85% of the national power generation mix by the year 2030.

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