Decentralised solar energy systems commissioned in Senegal, Nigeria and Mali

02 10 2022 | 10:23Nomvuyo Tena

A sustainability-driven energy service provider has successfully commissioned decentralised solar energy solutions in Senegal, Nigeria and Mali.

Kowry Energy, a sustainability-driven energy service provider, focuses on power provision across sub-Saharan Africa. They announced the successful commissioning of four decentralised solar energy systems in Senegal, Nigeria and Mali within 16months of the company’s incorporation.

The successfully commissioned projects are the first of several forming portfolios in each country that will be realised within three years. The analysis of the data provided by these digitised systems can provide solutions to drive demand management while accelerating the growth of local economies.


Kowry Energy designed a 10 kWp PV decentralised solar energy system with battery storage for Sud Solar Systems. It provides access to green and affordable electricity to two public buildings and seven micro-enterprises in 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, two 286kWp PV solar energy systems were designed for a plastic recycling plant and a food processing plant in Abuja. This replaced 50% and almost 100%, respectively, of demand, mainly from diesel generators. The rooftop-mounted solar systems collectively reduce CO2 emissions by 208,521kg per annum.


In Djine, an agriculture hub in the cotton belt of Mali, a 69kWp PV hybrid energy system with battery storage and a backup generator was commissioned 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,” said Mbodji.

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