Jakson Green, the new energy transition platform backed by Indian renewable energy major Jakson Group, has secured the order to build a 20 MWp solar plant, paired with a 4.8 MWh of battery energy storage system, in Togo, West Africa.
The project is an expansion of an existing 50 MWp project developed by United Arab Emirates-based renewables developer AMEA Power.
The project’s 50 MWp part was also constructed by Jakson Green. It completed this capacity in two phases of 30 MWp and 20 MWp, respectively, within 18 months from inception during the Covid-19 pandemic. Both project phases became fully operational in June 2021.
Upon completion of the third phase, the plant will reach 70 MWp of solar and 4.86 MWh battery storage capacity to become the largest solar and storage project in West Africa. The third phase of the project will benefit from $25 million of debt financing from the Abu Dhabi Exports Office.
The project, located in the village of Blitta, is estimated to be built in less than 12 months. Once operational, it will supply power to more than 222,000 households while the battery energy storage system shall extend the availability of clean energy to the electricity network at night, stated Jakson Green.
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