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#Senegal set for West Africa’s largest PV plant https://t.co/tnq88Lz1Fr

#Senegal set for West Africa’s largest PV plant https://t.co/tnq88Lz1Fr

Senegal has received a US $40 million loan to build the largest solar plant in West Africa. The Senegalese government has recently had to reassess the way it delivers energy to its people in the face of large-scale power outages, and the country’s sunny climate makes it an obvious candidate for solar energy. Proparco, a French development agency, provided the loan — which is to be repaid over the course of 18 years. The project will involve further input and finance from: investment firm Meridiam; Solairedirect, a French construction company that specialises in solar energy and Schneider Electric, which is involved in electricity distribution and energy management. It is believed that a quarter of a million residents will benefit from the 30MW ‘Senergy’ plant, located 100km northeast of the capital, Dakar. The plant is expected to be operational by early 2017. Follow @Ener...

Full article: http://www.energydigital.com/renewableenergy/4105/Senegal...

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