|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 5, 2014
Anna Humphrey | (703) 875-4357
USTDA TO HIGHLIGHT RENEWABLE ENERGY ACTIVITIES IN JUNE
ARLINGTON, VA – #ExportCleanEnergy is the hashtag the U.S. Trade and Development Agency is utilizing this month on its social media platforms to highlight its support for renewable energy development in emerging markets. USTDA is focused on deploying commercially viable U.S. technologies that promote clean energy production, like wind power, hydropower, geothermal and solar energy, and fuel cell technologies.
Earlier this week, USTDA Director Leocadia I. Zak concluded her participation in the U.S.-Africa Energy Ministerial by announcing the Agency's support for new energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa. Two USTDA projects will help replace diesel generation with solar photovoltaic and fuel cell solutions in Tanzania and South Africa.
USTDA's solar photovoltaic project in Tanzania supports the U.S. government's Power Africa initiative, which coordinates U.S. public and private sector assistance to provide cleaner, more efficient electricity generation capacity on the continent. The Agency will share more information about its participation in Power Africa over the next three weeks.
Beginning next week, USTDA will sponsor a delegation of key public sector officials from Morocco's energy sector for the Morocco Solar Photovoltaic Reverse Trade Mission. The delegates, whose visit will take place from June 8 to 18 in San Francisco, CA and Denver, CO, will meet with U.S. companies to learn about leading U.S. solar photovoltaic solutions that can support Morocco's plans to expand solar power generation capacity by 2 gigawatts by 2020.
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The U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies. USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project planning activities, pilot projects, and reverse trade missions while creating sustainable infrastructure and economic growth in partner countries.
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