Solar Power Plants in Africa - other countries
Agahozo-Shalom
Location: Rwanda
Operator: GigaWatt Global Rwanda Ltd
Configuration: 8.5 MW
Operation: 2015
System supplier: ??
EPC: Scatec
Quick facts: This $23mn project at Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village (ASYV) is the first utility-scale, grid-connected, commercial solar field in East Africa. Debt was provided by FMO and EAIF, mezzanine debt by Norfund, equity from Scatec Solar ASA, Norfund, and KLP Norfund Investments. Grants were received from OPIC’s ACEF (Africa Clean Energy Finance)  and from Finland’s Energy and Environment Partnership) Norton Rose Fulbright served as international legal counsel.

Photograph courtesy of GigaWatt Global
Posted 31 Jan 2015

Bambadinca
Location: Guinea-Bissau
Operator: Community Energy Service of Bambadinca (SCEB)
Configuration: 312 kW
Operation: 2014
System supplier: ??
Quick facts: The Bambadinca Sta Claro solar hybrid project in Bafata region was developed by the Portuguese NGO TESE Sem Fronteiras, in collaboration with Bambadinca's Development Community Association (ACDB), the General Directorate of Energy, the NGO DIVUTEC and the University of Lisbon. The project serves about 400 families and was funded by the European Union and by the Camões Language and Cooperation Institute. In addition to the PV plant, the scheme includes three 100-kW diesel gensets, battery electricity storage, 1.5km of MT line and 14km of LV line.

Photograph courtesy of novasdaguinebissau.blogspot.com
Posted 1 Jan 2015

Bardzour
Location: Reunion
Operator: Akuo Energy
Configuration: 9 MW
Operation: 2014
System supplier: ??
Quick facts: This SPP in Saint-Leu incoprporates a small battery storage ystem and serves a greehnouse complex and arboretum.

Photograph courtesy of Akuo Energy
Posted 1 May 2016

Les Cedres
Location: Reunion
Operator: Akuo Energy
Configuration: 9 MW
Operation: 2015
System supplier: ??
Quick facts: This SPP was built to support an aquaculture installation which also produces flowers and vegetables.

Photograph courtesy of Akuo Energy
Posted 1 May 2016

Ilha do Sal
Location: Cape Verde
Operator: Martifer Solar
Configuration: 2.5 MWp
Operation: 2010
System supplier: Martifer
EPC: Martifer
Quick facts: On 10 May 2010, the Prime Minister of Cape Verde, Dr José Maria das Neves, inaugurated the first of two solar parks contracted in January to Martifer Solar. This is jointly-owned by Martifer SGPS and the Ministry of Economy, Growth and Competitiveness of Cape Verde (MECC). Installed on fixed structures on a 9.75ha plot, this turnkey project uses PV panels produced in the Martifer plant in Oliveira de Frades, Portugal. At the time, this was the largest PV power station in Africa.

Photograph courtesy of Martifer
Posted 14 Nov 2010

Mount Jali
Location: Rwanda
Operator: Estab Public Prod Trans et Dist d'Electricite (Electrogaz)
Configuration: 250 kWp
Operation: 2007
System supplier: First Solar
EPC: juwi
Quick facts: This solar power station has 4,000 thin-film modules installed at an altitude of 2,000m on the outskirts of Kigali. Annual production is expected to be about 325 MWh. The project was commissioned by Stadtwerke Mainz AG, a continuation of a 25yr partnership between the German state of Rheinland-Pfalz and Rwanda.

Photograph courtesy of juwi GmbH
Posted 25 Aug 2007

 
Noor-1
Location: Morocco
Operator: ACWA Power 
Configuration: 160 MW
Operation: 2016
Steam generator: ??
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Acciona, Sener, TSK
Quick facts: King Mohammed VI inaugurated this solar thermal plant or 4 Feb 2016 in the southern town of Ouarzazate, Agadir district. Gound-breaking was 10 May 2013. Noor cost about €1,042mn. Sener made the solar trough system. Power is sold to ONE at a contracted tariff of US Cents 18.9 per kWh.

Photograph courtesy of www.bostonherald.com
Posted 6 Feb 2016

Soroti Solar
Location: Uganda
Operator: Access Power MEA
Configuration: 10 MW
Operation: 2016
System supplier: ??
EPC: TSK
Quick facts: This is Uganda's first grid-connected SPP. The project was developed under the Global Energy Transfer Feed-in Tariff (GET FiT) managed by KfW in partnership with Uganda’s Electricity Regulatory Agency (ERA) and funded by the Governments of Norway, Germany, the UK and the EU. The $19mn Soroti plant was partly funded by the European Union – Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund through the GET FiT Solar Facility equivalent to €8.7mn in the form of result-based premium payments per kWh of delivered electricity. The 33ac site in Opuyo Parish, Soroti district has 32,680 panels installed in part by local staff recruited and trained by Access Power and EREN RE. Electyricity is sold to Uganda Electricity Transmission Co Ltd for the national grid.

Photograph courtesy of Access Power
Posted 26 Dec 2016

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 26-Dec-2016

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