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Solar emerging as best bet for West Africa’s future energy mix

The Economic Community of West African States should prioritize the development of solar PV to meet surging energy demand over the next 30 years, according to a newly published study.


Solar project to more than double Guinea-Bissau generation capacity

Chinese business Sinohydro has secured the contract for a 20 MW solar plant in Gardete, near the city of Bissau. The tender for the project was launched a year ago.


Guinea-Bissau launches 22 MW PV tender

The tendered project is expected to provide 500,000 people with access to energy, while more than doubling the country’s total installed power generation capacity. It includes a grid-connected 20 MW solar plant in Gardete and two 1 MW hybrid solar-diesel plants in Gabu and Canchungo that will also rely on some storage capacity.

Guinea Bissau plans its first big solar-plus-storage project

A solar power plant with a capacity of between 20 and 30 MW is currently being planned with the support of the World Bank, which is now seeking consultants to carry out a feasibility study for the project.


BOAD funds 22 MW of solar in Guinea Bissau

The financing will facilitate the construction of a 20 MW solar plant in the city of Bissau and two 1 MW PV facilities in Gabu and Canchungo.

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