By Elleni Araya, 10 February 2013
The Metals and Engineering Corporation (MetEC) has started assembling photovoltaic (PV) solar panels for the first time inEthiopia, after erecting a module assembly plant at a cost of five million dollars.
The plant was erected at MetEC’s Tatek site on the road to Ambo, where one of the Corporations’15 industries, the Ethiopian Power Engineering Industries (EPEI), is located.
EPEI, which is currently carrying out MetEC’s commitment to manage electromechanical works for the Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam (EGRD) and is supplying 400kV and 500kV cables to the Dam and Gil Gel Gibe III, commissioned the plant in April 2012, venturing into the solar sector.
It signed a deal with two United States-based companies, Sky Energy to erect…
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