Frank Qi of TrinaBest. Image: Andy Colthorpe.
TrinaBEST announced that it has been awarded the opportunity to design and construct a hybrid energy storage system in Nouakchott, Mauritania.
This project, which is comprised of a 40kW solar system, 415kVA diesel generator system and 320 kWh energy storage system, is developed and operated by Damane Assurances Company. Once completed by the end of 2016, it will be one of the largest microgrid energy storage projects in Mauritania.
The PV power generated from the project is expected to generate approximately 84,096 kWh of electricity, which will save approximately US$56,000 annually. The clean energy source will also offset approximately 2,095 tonnes of CO2 over a 25-year period.
Frank Qi, General Manager of TrinaBEST, said: "We are excited to be selected to design and construct this integrated energy solutions project in Mauritania. More than half of the population in Mauritania lives without access to electricity, mostly due to the lack of grid access. Frequent voluntary blackouts are instated to conserve the country's scarce resources.
“We're honored to be selected to offer our solution to help resolve the electricity shortages subjects in this region. This project can generate reliable electricity 24 hours a day targeting critical loads to help to solve the grid issues brought on to owner. This project demonstrates another step forward in TrinaBEST's mission to deploy cost efficient and energy efficient solutions for a cleaner future."