Yingli Green Energy Spain, S.L.U (Yingli Spain), a wholly owned subsidiary of Yingli Green Energy (Yingli Solar), has signed an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract with Senelec (Societe Nationaled'Electricite de Senegal), the stated owned utility company of Senegal, for a 2 MW ground-mounted PV plant, one of Senegal's flagship PV projects.
According to the agreement, Yingli Spain will co-develop the 2MW project located in Dakar, Senegal with Senelec. The project will supply clean energy to the new international conference center Diamniadio in Dakar where the renowed "XV Francophonie Summit" will take place in November 2014. Construction will begin in July and the plant is expected to be in operation by November 2014. As the project's exclusive PV module supplier, the Company will supply its multicrystalline modules that, upon installation, will spread over approximately 2.5 hectares. The project is anticipated to generate 3.7 MWh of electricity per year, enough to power more than 1,000 typical homes in the area.
"This project is an opportunity for Yingli Solar to integrate its technology in the west African energy market and an opportunity for Senelec to build the future of clean energy in Senegal,” said Mr Papa DIENG, General Manager of Senelec. “I hope this example of cooperation between Senelec and Yingli will be enlarged to various domains of Yingli technology. With this project, Senelec realizes the vision of the President Macky SALL, for an energy mix giving more places to clean energy."
"We are pleased to realize this project together with the national utility company of Senegal. This turnkey project is a new milestone for the Company's development in emerging markets and will enhance our position as a solar energy solutions provider throughout Africa. We are committing to promoting the development of clean energy in Africa through our expertises and high-quality products," said Mr. Liansheng Miao, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Yingli Green Energy.