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Kowry Enhances Energy Access In sub-Saharan Africa 

ByJoan Aimuengheuwa

Sep 26, 2022
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Focused on leveraging sustainable energy to ensure the continuous growth of sub-Saharan Africa’s economy, Kowry Energy has commissioned four decentralised solar energy systems in Senegal, Nigeria and Mali.

The successfully commissioned projects are the first of several forming portfolios in each country that will be realised within three years.

Incorporated just 16 months ago, Kowry Energy provides efficient and affordable hybrid energy systems that strengthen and empower communities and businesses. 

The analysis of the data provided by these digitised systems can provide solutions to drive demand management while accelerating the growth of local economies.

In Senegal, Kowry Energy designed a 10 kWp PV decentralised solar energy system with battery storage for Sud Solar Systems to provide access to green and affordable electricity to two public buildings and seven micro-enterprises within the community of Bani in Southern Senegal. 

The system was designed to support income-generating activities to unlock the community’s economic potential.

On behalf of Proserve Energy Services, Kowry Energy designed two 286 kWp PV solar energy systems for a plastic recycling plant and a food processing plant in Abuja, Nigeria.

This replaced 50% and almost 100%, respectively, of demand mainly from diesel generators, with rooftop-mounted solar systems collectively reducing CO2 emissions by 208,521kg per annum.

In Djine, an agriculture hub in the cotton belt of Mali, Kowry Energy designed a 69 kWp PV hybrid energy system with battery storage and a backup generator for Access Energie. The project will provide reliable electricity to 3,000 residents, 40 businesses and ten public buildings.  

Ndiarka Mbodji, CEO & Founder of Kowry Energy, said, “Countries across Africa have resiliently emerged from the pandemic and now face the uncertainty and challenges brought about by climate change, food and water insecurity. We have worked closely with our customers to remove unnecessary barriers to business growth in the local communities they serve; reliable and affordable clean electricity is the backbone of any economy, from which ever-lasting societal foundations can be built, and development can be sustainable.

These inaugural projects prove our concept and demonstrate the demand for our unique offering. We look forward to deepening our relationship with our customers and partners in West Africa and to expanding our reach across Africa”.

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