(SeeNews) - Dec 2, 2013 - Spanish solar energy firm Prosolia said it plans to invest EUR 1.21 million (USD 1.64m) in the construction of a photovoltaic (PV) plant in Guinea Bissau.
The facility will be equipped with a PV-diesel hybrid system and an energy storage technology allowing the power supply to 7,000 customers 24 hours a day.
Prosolia, which has contracted Spanish providers such as Atersa and Grupo Yrial, plans to complete the construction of the plant in January 2014.
The solar energy firm entered the African market in 2007 and is currently active in Senegal, Burkina Faso, Guinea Bissau, Gambia and Cape Verde.
In most African countries the power plant projects target the electrification of villages or public buildings, isolated due to the poor development of the electricity grid.