German developer moves forward with minigrid project in Senegal

German system integrator Asantis Systems GmbH has started deploying a series of solar mini-grid projects through the ASER300 project in Senegal.

KfW IPEX-Bank, a subsidiary of Germany’s development bank KfW, has provided a €130 million ($138.8 million) financing package for the project, which will include the deployment of 840 km of low voltage lines, 25,000 poles, and 3,600 LED lights for street lighting.

Asantis System will develop and build the mini-grids with the support of German engineering company Gauff. They will power 24,000 domestic connections, including five sockets and live LEDs in each household. The mini-grids will have a power range of 15 kW to 190 kW and will all include battery storage.