• Solar Era Holdings is seeking an EPC partner to develop 25 MW solar power project in Sierra Leone
  • Phase 1 will see the development of a 5 MW grid connected PV facility in Bo City
  • In Phase 2, a 20 MW hybrid solar-diesel battery system will be installed
  • The United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) is supporting the development of phase 1, and has approved a grant for a feasibility study for the 20 MW solar-diesel-battery plant
  • Last date to submit online applications is June 16, 2017

The United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) is supporting a 25 MW solar power project in Sierra Leone. American engineering and design companies have an opportunity to partner with a Sierra Leone firm for the hybrid solar project.

The project is to be delivered in two phases. Phase 1 is a 5 MW grid connected PV facility in Bo city. In phase 2, 20 MW capacity will come as a hybrid solar-diesel battery plant.

The project is being developed by independent power producer Solar Era Holdings, a subsidiary of Africa Growth Energy Solutions. It is seeking an EPC for phase 1.

The USTDA is supporting the development of phase 1 and the launch of phase 2 with a grant for a feasibility study to assess the technical, financial and economic liability of the project. The study is being carried out by Power Engineers, Inc.

Online submission will be accepted by June 16, 2017. The US agency has published a RfP on its website. For bidding instructions and other information, contact info@agecplc.com.