French Firm Tysilio Brings Solar Energy to Senegalese Farms

Jul 19, 2021 02:29 PM ET
  • The company will certainly build a containerised planetary system with 60 kWh battery storage space.
  • The system is anticipated to produce 32.8 MWh annually, saving farmers 10 million CFA francs (more than 15,000 euros) in operating and upkeep expenses.

Based out of Southern France, solar company Tysilio has signed a collaboration arrangement with Senegal's National Programme for Community Agricultural Estates (Prodac) that will certainly enable the building of a containerised solar system with battery storage space in farms in the south of the country.

This job is anticipated to decrease farmers' dependancy on highly contaminating generators. Tysilio is a photovoltaic or pv options company in self-consumption and accomplishes its tasks in France as well as Africa.

The French company takes into consideration solarising community agricultural estates (DAC) to be its objective. Its modular solution, called the Tysilio Solar Station (TSS), will be installed in Sédhiou, Casamance.

The setup will certainly contain a little 32 kWp solar plant linked to inverters as well as batteries installed in a container. The storage space system will can gathering 60 kWh of power, enabling the DAC to remain to benefit from electricity after sunset or in bad weather.

" The solar power is generated by the solar plant. A smart controller ensures, by coordinating and also optimizing all the equipment, that the different power sources give power securely and also appropriately. The battery boosts the freedom, independence and also dependability of the website," states the business headquartered in Les Pennes-Mirabeau, Bouches-du-Rhône.

Support from Fasep

Tysilio estimates that its equipment is capable of generating 32.8 MWh each year, which will make it possible for the beneficiary community farm to conserve 10 million CFA francs (more than 15,000 euros) on its operating as well as upkeep costs for the generators. The containerised planetary system is visualized to be run by farmers for a minimum of 25 years.

As part of its expansion in Senegal, Tysilio received support from the Fasep (Fonds d'étude et d'aide au secteur privé) Innovation Verte plan of the French Ministry of the Economy's Treasury Department. This system advertises the advancement of modern technologies, especially in the field of environment-friendly innovation.

The Prodac, from which Tysilio advantages, was introduced by the Senegalese government in 2014 with the goal of encouraging involvement by youths in the agricultural professions, while advertising personal financial investment in the agricultural sectors.

According to the Senegalese Ministry of Youth, the programme is expected to produce 300,000 jobs with the establishment of 2,000 groups of agricultural entrepreneurs by 2024. Solar energy is expected to facilitate the deployment of the programme while permitting even more environmentally friendly agricultural manufacturing.