Optimum Tracker is going to build PV power plant in Senegal: 30MW at Santhiou-Mekhé, for Solairedirect.
"Africa is an important market for Optimum Tracker because we are contributing to enhancing the daily life of people who have limited access to electricity. It's also a major continent for our international development, especially when we see a partner like ENGIE planning to increase its renewable energies operations locally", explains Madyan De Welle, Optimum Tracker's CEO of whom the company is in charge of manufacturing and installing the mounting systems for this project.
This power plant was created thanks to a public-private partnership between the Strategic Investment Sovereign Fund (FONSIS), Proparco (AFD) and Meridiem. The electricity will be bought by the Senegal National Electricity Company (SENELEC) and injected into the national network.
The arrival of this power plant is a real step forward for the improvement of local life conditions. With a solar radiance of 2,000kWh/m² on the area, we estimate that 32,000 homes and 250,000 people will be powered thanks to it. 92,000 modules and 11,250 piles will be installed in a semi-desert area by Optimum Tracker and the construction site is expected to last 3 month for the installation of ground mounting systems .