Ten Merina PV Solar Inauguration

The Senegalese prime minister Mahammed Boun Abdallah Dionne inaugurated the 30 MW PV Plant Ten Merina.

16-01-2018

Ten Merina PV Solar Inauguration

Just six months after the inauguration of the Senergy solar power plant, which was then the biggest in Western Africa, on Tuesday 16 January the Senegalese Prime Minister Mahammed Boun Abdallah Dionne inaugurated its twin facility, Ten Merina. This is a major milestone and cements Senegal’s position as the leading regional producer of solar energy.

The 92,000 solar panels were inaugurated this morning in Merina Dakhar, 120 km north-east of Dakar and they will supply electricity to some 225,000 people at much more competitive rates than those charged by the country’s existing thermal power stations. By directly replacing oil-burning stations, the new solar power plant will also help to cut annual greenhouse gas emissions by 33,300 tonnes of CO².

One of West Africa’s biggest solar power plants

Ten Merina has similar features to the Senergy project: a generating capacity of 30 Megawatts (MWc) using similar technology and combining the French expertise of investment specialists Meridiam and Solairedirect (a subsidiary of French energy provider Engie). The project also involves building network connection infrastructure on behalf of Senelec, the national power utility. The big difference with the Senergy project is that construction work was carried out by the French construction specialist – and joint project shareholder – Eiffage, which will also work alongside Solairedirect providing plant operation services.The official inauguration of the Ten Merina Photovoltaic Solar plant in Senegal took place in the presence of the prime minister of republic, Mahammed Boun Abdallah Dionne. The 92,000 solar panels will cover the electricity needs of more than 225,000 people, thereby avoiding the emission of 33,300 tonnes of CO2 annually.

Just six months after the inauguration of the Senergy solar power plant, which was then the biggest in Western Africa, on Tuesday 16 January the Senegalese Prime Minister Mahammed Boun Abdallah Dionne inaugurated its twin facility, Ten Merina. This is a major milestone and cements Senegal’s position as the leading regional producer of solar energy.

Ten Merina Ndakhar

  • Debt € 16,000,000.00 (2016)
    Sub-Saharan Africa, Senegal

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