The European Union (EU) is financing the construction of a solar park covering an area of 13,000 m2 to supply the international airport of Douala, was learned Friday from the General Directorate of Airports of the Cameroon (ADC).
According to the same information, the construction of this solar park is part of a program of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on reducing the carbon footprint. Although the amount of funding has not been revealed, it appears that this plant with a production capacity of one megawatt will be built by the French company Sagemcom.
According to internal sources, in addition to Douala International Airport, four other airports have been selected by ICAO as part of this carbon reduction program, which is still in its pilot phase. These are Kingston and Montego airports in Jamaica, Mombasa in Kenya and Port of Spain in Trinidad and Tobago.