Solar - 07/26/2012
Isofoton to carry out a Euro 16 Million rural electrification project in the Republic of Senegal
Global solar technology leader Isofoton will be developing an ambitious rural electrification project in the Republic of Senegal that will entail an investment of Euro 16 million, with the financing of the European Union. The Senegalese Rural Electrification Agency (ASER) has awarded the electrification project for the regions of Kaolak and Fatick (800 KW) and Kolda (1.5 MW) to the global company. Isofoton is a global leader in the development of rural electrification solutions and currently has projects in 60 countries.
The Senegal project, which is to begin next year, entails an investment of Euro 16 Million backed by co-financing from the European Union. The initiative seeks to expand the existing energy supply in the area through the expansion of the conventional grid and decentralized systems based on solar photovoltaic systems and diesel gensets for domestic systems and schools, health centers, community centers as well as production centers in the area. The objective will be the creation of 10,000 800 KW systems in the regions of Kaolak and Fatick and 20,000 1.5 MW systems in the Kolda region over a period of three years.
Isofoton, a global leader in rural electrification solutions already has solid experience in the region (having been present in Senegal since 1997) and has developed 19 projects in African countries including Egypt, South Africa or Morocco. In this sense, some outstanding projects include the development of systems for 300 schools in Rwanda, 11 hybrid plants in addition to 10,000 photovoltaic systems already installed in Senegal and the supply, installation and management of 163 pump systems in Burkina Faso.