Photovoltaic Power Plants Grid-Connected

Power Plant

Bor (Gardete)

The project is promoted by SABER/ABREC and will be the biggest grid connected PV plant in Guinea Bissau. It has a capacity of 20 MW and consists of 16 units of 1,250 kW each. The plant in Bor will be financed by BOAD and.

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Kahone (Engie-Meridiam)

Expected year of commissioning: 2019-2020

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Touba-Kaël (Engie-Meridiam II)

Expected year of commissioning: 2019-2020

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Torankawa

Year of commissioning: February 2019

Connections:

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Gomoa Onyaadze

Year of commissioning: September 2018

- 40,800 polycrystalline silicon panels

- 400 inverters

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IPP Ervadão (SPV-5MW-BV1)

IPP 5MW project in Ervadão, Boavista island.

Expected date of commissioning: March 2021.

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Malbaza solar

Year of commissioning: November 2018

Project funded by the Government of India

More info: NIGELEC

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Ziga - centrale solaire photovoltaïque communautaire

Commissioned in May 2017.

Funded by China (100% grant)

- KWh produced in 2017 = 1,189,249.00 (Source: SONABEL 2017)

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Sakal

Year of commissioning: June 2018.

EPC Contractor: InnoVent

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News

Commissioning of Malbaza 7MW solar plant in Niger

The ECOWAS member state commissioned in November 2018 its first solar PV plant in Malbaza, a rural community in the Tahoua region. The project, funded by the Indian Government, will provide electricity access to about 30,000 households in the departments of Madaoua, Malbaza and Konni. This commissioning sets a start point to the diversification of the energy mix in the country. The aim of the national utility is to have about 100MW of solar energy installed by 2021.

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Senegal inaugurates its fourth Solar PV Plant

In January 2018 Senegal has inaugurated its fourth grid connected PV plant. The project is located in Mérina Ndakhar and has an installed capacity of 30MW. With the commissioning of this plant, the ECOWAS member state counts now with 104 MW of solar grid connected installed capacity, thus contributing to achieve the national target of producing the 30% of the electricity by using renewable energy resources by 2020. The energy produced by the solar plant will be bought by the national utility, Senelec.

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Inaugurated in Senegal the largest solar PV plant in West Africa

The Santhiou Mékhé solar PV plant in the community of Thies in Senegal was inagurated on 29th June 2017 being at the moment the largest solar PV plant in West Africa, with 30MW of installed capacity. After the inauguration of the Senergy 2 solar plant (20 MW) and the Malicounda PV plant (22 MW) in October and November 2016, this plant represents the third grid-connected PV plant commisioned in the ECOWAS member state in less than one year. With a cost of 41 millions of €, the plant is supposed to supply electricity to 200,000 households of the country and add a significant bit to guide Senegal to achieve 20% of electricity production through the use of renewable energies by end of 2017.

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Document

Rapport de Progrès Régionaux sur les Énergies Renouvelables, l'Efficacité Énergétique et l'Accès à l'Énergie dans la région de la CEDEAO

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Navrongo Solar PV Project - Case Study RE Flagship Projects in the ECOWAS Region

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First three solar PV Independent Power Producers (IPP) in Senegal: Case Study RE Flagship Projects in the ECOWAS Region

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Santiago Solar PV Project Cabo Verde - Case Study RE Flagship Projects in the ECOWAS Region

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Sal Solar PV Project Cabo Verde - Case Study RE Flagship Projects in the ECOWAS Region

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Effet des angles d’inclinaison et d’orientation des capteurs solaires sur leur production : cas des capitales des pays d’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre

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Directives pour l'évaluation des impacts environnementaux et sociaux des installations de production et de transport d'énergie électrique en Afrique de l'Ouest

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Guidelines for Environmental and Social Impact Assessment of Electric Power Generation and Transmission Systems in West Africa

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