Wind and Solar Energy to Generate  Electricity in Yemen [Archives:1999/06/Local News]

February 8 1999

The Ministry of Electricity and Water has signed a memorandum of understanding with the delegation of the Ministry of Economics of Hessen state (Germany), visiting the country. According to the memorandum, the German side will help its Yemeni counterparts use wind and solar energy to produce electrical power, by forming a special body, and providing German experts to work with the Yemeni specialists. A workshop will be held during the first quarter of 1999. The location of the power station has not yet been decided. A proposal to locate the power station in Al-Mukha district will be studied by the German delegation. Al-Mukha is seen as a suitable location for building the power station. The Germans will also train Yemeni cadres.