(SeeNews) – Nov 2, 2012 – Spanish solar energy firm Prosolia, via its unit Prosolia Energie Solaire, will build three solar farms in Senegal with a combined capacity of 13 MW, Spanish energy portal PortalEnergia said on Wednesday.
Construction works are due to start in mid-2013. Then, in four months the three facilities, situated in the regions of Barale, Ndiare Wakhy and Coki, respectively, have to be hooked up to the grid. The farms will be equipped with a total 62,400 solar panels, fitted on fixed structures.
Prosolia is already negotiating a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Senegal's energy utility Senelec.
The three projects require an investment of some EUR 23.71 million (USD 30.5m). They are seen to save some 13.28 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions annually.
(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.288)