A French consortium consisting of Akuo and Sagecom has accomplished the development of a 30 MW solar energy plant in Gorou Banda, Niger. The federal government of Niger initially deliberate the challenge with a capability of fifty MW.
The ability, positioned about 10 kilometers from the capital, Niamey, was developed as a part of the development of town’s electrical energy provide underneath the auspices of the nationwide electrical energy firm, Nigelec.
Manufacturing will quantity to 53 GWh within the first 12 months and will probably be fed into the Nigelec community. The challenge earned €30 million. Nigelec mentioned that 55,608 polycrystalline modules have been deployed in fastened constructions.
In 2020, Niamey has an electrification price of 92.95% in keeping with figures from the nationwide statistics institute. Nonetheless, town suffers from load shedding, regardless of the enlargement of thermal manufacturing capacities in 2017. On the nationwide degree, electrification has elevated to fifteen.72% in 2020, with a major distinction between rural areas and concrete areas.
To strengthen its era capacities, Niger raised €129 million final 12 months for photo voltaic vitality initiatives from the African Growth Financial institution.
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