Photovoltaic

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Micro-Réseaux Photovoltaïques Hybrides: Guide de Conception et Calcul

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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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Regional progress report on renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy access in ECOWAS region - Monitoring year 2016

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

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From Vision to Coordinated Action - Consolidation of SE4ALL Action Agendas, National Renewable Energy Action Plans, and National Energy Efficiency Action Plans of the ECOWAS region countries

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Power Plant

Sikasso

Expected year of commissioning: 2020

More info: ECOWREX news

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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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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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ESSAKANE solar power plant

It was done on a commercial basis between EREN RE, AEMP (developer) and the Canadian mining company IAMGOLD ESSAKANE SA. Both the producer and the consumer are private and independent.

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News

Mali signs a Power Purchase Agreement for the Sikasso PV plant

The Government of Mali awarded PowerPro to built Sikasso solar plant of 50 MW as part of a public-private partnership (PPP). PowerPro was selected to install the PV plant in a BOOT (Build, Own, Operate, Transfer). The government of the country committed to purchase the power produced by the plant, and signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with PowerPro. The national utility, Énergie du Mali (EDM), will purchase energy for 28 years.

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Solar Energy to Power 1,100 Schools and Health Centers in Gambia

Gambia could be the first country in the world to ensure all of its rural schools and health centers will benefit from a reliable energy supply using solar and battery technology. This will happen through a 20-MW solar energy and 400 km distribution project as well as installation of PV off-grid systems, to transform energy access and cut costs, brought to Gambia by the European Investment Bank (EIB).

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PV systems installed in all hospitals in Cabo Verde

Finalized in 2018, the project Distributed Solar Energy Systems, funded by the World Bank through the Small Island Develoing States (SIDS) fund, has installed solar energy production capacity in all regional and central hospitals in the country. The project will contribute to reduce the financial resources spend by the hospitals in electricity, thus contributing to improve the medical service provided to the users. The project also contributes to increase the sustanability of the energy sector in the country, as it reduces the energy demand in a country still dominated by the high dependency on fuel imports for energy production.

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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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