Equatorial Guinea to Install Solar Microgrid System on Annobon Province

Solar Microgrid
Solar Microgrid

The government of has announced that it will install a self-sufficient project in Province in partnership with three American companies: the consulting firm MAECI , & .

“The solar microgrid will feature 5-MW solar modules and system integration by MAECI, an management system and controls from Princeton Power Systems and storage from GE,” MAECI said in a news release.

This project will be ’s largest self-sufficient solar microgrid and will bring significant benefits to the West African nation. It will supply Annobon Island with reliable, predictable power and will supply enough electricity to handle 100 percent of the island’s current energy demand.

Chris Massaro, senior vice president of MAECI said that the project would both raise the quality of life and advance the Equatoguinean government’s goal of diversifying the .

“The Annobon Electrification Project will be the platform for economic growth on the island by bringing a much needed power supply that will enable the development of multiple industries, add 700 to 1,000 direct and indirect jobs to Annobon Island and significantly raise the standard of living,” said Massaro.

Annobon Province consists of tiny Annobon Island and has a population of 5,000. The Annobon Province currently has reliable electricity for only a few hours a day, but the solar microgrid aims to provide electricity 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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“The project is a part of Equatorial Guinea’s National Economic Development Plan Horizon 2020, which aims to make Equatorial Guinea an ’emerging economy’ and accelerate its development and democratization by 2020.”


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