AFRICA: Schneider to integrate technology into SolarX’s solar C&I systems

28 07 2022 | 20:21Jean Marie Takouleu

French multinational Schneider Electric, which specialises in digital energy solutions, has signed a partnership with solar energy provider SolarX. The alliance aims to integrate technology solutions into solar photovoltaic systems deployed for commercial and industrial (C&I) customers in French-speaking African countries.

Schneider Electric is investing in solar energy for commercial and industrial (C&I) customers in Africa. The French multinational specialising in digital energy solutions has signed a partnership with solar energy provider SolarX. The aim of the partnership is to integrate Schneider Electric’s digital solutions with SolarX’s solar photovoltaic systems.

The Bamako, Mali-based company builds and operates solar power plants for commercial and industrial (C&I) customers. “This partnership brings in-depth knowledge of smart, clean technologies that maximise microgrid results, deep geographic market knowledge, business and technology development, and market deployment and expansion in French-speaking Africa,” says SolarX.

The solar energy provider wants to leverage Schneider Electric’s experience to forge new partnerships. The company has a presence in West Africa with two offices in Bamako and Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. SolarX continues to expand with the support of the investment fund Energy Access Ventures (EAV) and Elements Sun & Wind, a renewable energy provider based in Beirut, Lebanon.

SolarX hopes to leverage its partnership with Schneider Electric to enter new markets. “As we expand into Niger and Senegal, broadening our current portfolio in Mali and Burkina Faso, this partnership not only allows us to take advantage of the opportunities offered by partner Schneider Electric in French-speaking Africa, but also to provide competitive offers to our customers,” says Karim Ghammache, SolarX’s president and CEO.