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Dhybrid to build several 2 MW hybrid solar power plants in Senegal

  • 4 months ago (2019-05-13)
  • David Flin
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The German company Dhybrid has been selected to build several small hybrid solar power plants with a total capacity of 2 MW in Senegal. The project is led by Omexom, a division of Vinci Energies. Dhybrid, based in Gauting, Bavaria, has signed an EPC contract for several hybrid solar power plants.

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With a total production capacity of 2 MW, the mini hybrid power plants will be equipped with batteries with a storage capacity of 2 MWh. Storage systems composed of lithium-ion batteries will be installed in containers. The plants will also operate with diesel generators.

All the hybrid solar power parks will provide electricity to 140,000 people in remote areas of the Thiès region in western Senegal, Tambakounda, and Kolda in the east, and the Saloum Islands.

Dhybrid’s mini solar power plants will operate with Scada. The German company will remotely control the interaction between diesel generators, inverters installed on solar panels, and the electricity storage system. The objective is to minimise electricity costs and CO2 emissions.

The 2 MW that will be produced is part of a project launched by Senelec. The objective is to produce a total of 15 MW. The project is receiving €26.8 million of funding from Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), the German development agency.