SolarWorld delivers solar modules for 20MW solar project in West African Senegal

SolarWorld is delivering solar modules for 20MW ground-mounted solar project in West African Senegal.

The 77,280 multicrystalline solar modules will be installed in the Kahone region, about 100 kilometers from the capital Dakar, by March 2017.

The contract in Senegal was acquired by the Austrian SolarWorld partner Energie Merl, which has been actively involved on the African continent for many years. The project was tendered by the Senegalese power company Senelec.

“The quality of the SolarWorld solar modules is reflected in the peak yield and long service life. Through a high degree of automation and careful material selection, we enable long-term value retention, thereby reducing electricity generation costs for our customers,” explains Dr.-Ing. E. h. Frank Asbeck, CEO of SolarWorld AG.

The PV system is one of the largest in the country, which is characterized by rapid population growth. Frequent droughts have led to a rural exodus. As a result, energy demand in the cities is increasing rapidly. In light of the effects of climate change, including on the West African country, photovoltaics offer the key to sustainably transforming the energy supply.

“With this project, we are once again documenting that photovoltaics represent a safe, clean and affordable solution for millions of people. It is a wise decision that the customer has bet on sustainability with durable products,” says Asbeck.