Senegal

Africa: UK announces £56 million for battery storage, support for solar

The U.K. Government says it will make £56 million available for battery storage technologies in South Africa. Nigeria also saw the next phase of the U.K.-Nigeria Climate Finance Accelerator unveiled; while the continent as a whole, is set to benefit from further partnerships and investment in both solar and climate change.

Engie wins Senegal’s 60 MW PV tender with bids under €0.040/kWh

The French energy giant will now build a solar PV power plant in Tauba, central Senegal, which will sell power at €0.0380 per kWh, while a second plant selling electricity at €0.0398 per kWh will be constructed in Kahone.

Senegal commissions another 30 MW solar park

The Ten Merina solar facility was built by Engie’s subsidiary, Solairedirect. The project was financed by French investment firm, Meridiam and Proparco.

Vinci Energies to build another 17 MW of solar in Senegal

The French developer was selected by Senegal’s power utility Senelec to install 10 solar power plants across four different regions of the African country.

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Senegal issues 100 MW solar tender

Senegalese government issues open tender for solar projects with a combined storage capacity of 100 MW in the Diourbel, Kaoack, and Fatick regions of the country.

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Senegal’s first solar park comes online

A 30 MW solar plant in Santhiou Mékhé was officially inaugurated by the country’s president Macky Sall. The facility was built by Solairedirect and financed by French investors.

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Scaling Solar update: Senegal, Madagascar, Ethiopia and Zambia tenders

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) updated the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) last week about solar PV developments in Africa through the IFC’s Scaling Solar program.

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