- 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.