Supporting Energy Transition And Solar Development In Senegal
Meridiam, a French infrastructure asset manager, invested in the largest West African solar PV farm in Méouane, Senegal.
Méouane grid-connected solar photovoltaic plant holds an installed capacity of 29.49 MWp, covering an area of 64 hectares. Approximately 90% of Senegal energy demand is currently met with fossil fuel which implies a high carbon intensity for the grid. Méouane project directly contributes to diversify the energy mix and reduce the country dependence to fossil fuel and contributes to save governmental energy spending. In collaboration with local authorities, a reforestation program was established to compensate the land occupied by construction and implement a green belt against silting.