Uzbekistan may build 100MW PV

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will consider providing a $90m loan to Uzbekistan to build a 100MW solar plant.

The ADB is due to review a proposal for the finance on 19 July. If it approves the plan, state-run energy group Uzbekenergo will use the funds to partially finance construction of the plant in the country’s Samarkand region.

The Uzbek authorities will also provide funds to cover the project costs, which are currently estimated at $240m, according to an English-language website of Russian daily Rossiyskaya Gazeta.

Hydropower is currently the only renewable source in the country, accounting for 11% of Uzbekistan’s 12.3GW of installed capacity, according to the ADB.

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