On April 18, the clean energy company Masdar opened its 30,000 solar photovoltaic (PV) panel planet, the Sheikh Zayed Solar Power Plant, in Nouakchott, Mauritania. The plant cost $32 million and will generate 15 megawatts of solar PV power. Masdar has said the plant, which is the largest PV plant in Africa, will generate 10 percent of the current electricity load delivered in Mauritania and will displace 21,000 tons of carbon emissions annually in the country. The company first designed the plant as part of the United Nation’s Year of Sustainable Energy for All, an initiative designed to double energy efficiency and clean energy capacity in order to help those who cannot afford it.