The German solar solutions provider, DHYBRID, has been appointed to set up seven mini-power plants in remote locations in Senegal.
The hybrid facilities will have an overall capacity of 2 MW.
These projects are part of the country’s energy mix diversification plan. They will also boost the rural electrification process.
DHYBRID has been apointed by the French EPC Company and main contractor Omexom, the energy brand of the VINCI Energies Group.
DHYBRID CEO, Benedikt Böhm, said that Senegal is working towards the continuous expansion of renewable energy and energy storage systems.
He said the selection of their scalable system by Senelec and Omexom is a huge milestone in the development of DHYBRID.
The total project will generate enough power to cover the annual needs of 140,000 people and will avoid atmospheric CO2 emissions amounting up to 19,000 tons per year, similar to the emissions of a car driven 135 million kilometers.
The project sites will be spread over four vast regions: The Saloum Islands and the Thiès region in the western part of the country and the Tambakounda and Kolda regions in the east.
The initiative is part of a $30 million global project invested by KfW and Senelec to develop 15 MW of mini solar power plants.