Summary

Total savings :68,000 tons of CO₂ per year
Technology transfer :Generation of clean electricity through Solar-PV plants
Local environment :replacement of fossil fuels with solar power
Further advantages :reducing the dependency on heating oil and diesel imports, job creation for construction as well as for maintenance and operation of the Solar-PV plants
Project partners :Senergy PV SA and Ten Mérina Ndakhar SA

Step by step towards renewable energies

With an annual per capita income of around $ 1,000, Senegal belongs to the group of the least developed countries in the world (LDC). The country lies on the edge of the Sahel region and is strongly affected by climate change. The Federal Foreign Office estimates the proportion of people living in poverty to be more than 40 percent. Particularly in rural areas in, the necessary infrastructure is scarcely available.

Senegal has been pursuing a modernization plan since 2014 and has the goal of becoming an emerging country with its national development strategy. The required structural conditions in business and politics should be established by 2035. The expansion of renewable energies and transport routes will play an important role in this. Thus, the import of heating oil and diesel, which generate 90% of the country’s electricity and emissions from energy generation will gradually be reduced.

The first large-scale Solar-PV plants in Senegal

This project consists of two pioneer photovoltaic systems with an installed capacity of 30 MWp each. Both Solar-PV plants commissioned in 2017 and are connected to the national power grid. The project sites located near the village Méckhé in the west of the country. The excellent solar radiation conditions make it possible to expect an average annual electricity production of 50 GWh per Solar-PV plant. Hence, the two solar systems together lead to verified C02 reduction of 68,000 tons per year.

Our partners

The Dakar-based operating company Senergy PV SA as owner and operator of the 30 MWp Solar-PV plant in Méouane, and the Dakar-based operating company Ten Mérina Ndakhar SA as owner and operator of the 30 MWp Solar-PV plant in Mérina Dakhar are our local contractual partners for the operation and maintenance of the solar systems co-financed by atmosfair.

Your contact at atmosfair

Kevin Möller
Manager CDM Projects
Commercial Lawyer, M.A. Philosophy
+49 (0) 30 120 84 80 – 64