Senegal: Inauguration of a solar panel plant
6 July 2011
A plant to manufacture photovoltaic panels has just been opened in Senegal. The minister for Renewable Energies inaugurated this factory on July 1 in Dakar.
It was constructed by the Groupe Spec, which invested 8.8 million dollars in this solar energy production project, reports the newspaper La prospérité.
"The production line corresponds to the best technology available in the world today, in the photovoltaic domain", said managing director of Spec, Mamadou Saliou Sow. The production capacity of the plant is 25 MW per year.
Senegal, which benefits from 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, hopes to encourage the use of solar energy.
It will shortly define legislation for investments in this domain, in particular with a range of incentive measures so that Senegalese households can fit the equipment, as well as a tax break for businesses, reports the newspaper Le Griot.