BURKINA FASO/TUNISIA – GreenYellow, an energy company that specializes in photovoltaic solar energy production and energy efficiency has announced plans to build two solar power plants, one in Tunisia and the other in Burkina Faso.
The two projects are part of GreenYellow’s aim to power Africa with clean and affordable energy solutions.
According to a report by Afrik21 GreenYellow will construct a 1.2MWp (Mega Watt peak) capacity parking lot shading plant in Tunis (capital of Tunisia) for Meddis Distribution, the operator of the Géant and Monoprix hypermarkets in Tunisia.
According to Robinson Alazraki, GreenYellow’s Africa Zone Director, the plant, which should be commissioned before the end of this year, is one of “the first projects of this scale to be carried out on Tunisian soil under the B to B model”.
For GreenYellow, this model is sustainable thanks to the long-term power purchase agreements concluded between the company and the client, which amortize project start-up costs.
GreenYellow’s African strategy also includes the creation of local subsidiaries in the countries in which it operates to make it easier for the company to forge partnerships and provide long-term support to customers in their energy efficiency initiatives.
GreenYellow has implemented this approach in various countries the latest example being Senegal.
From its offices in Dakar (Senegal’s capital ), GreenYellow has created an energy efficiency program that has reduced the energy consumption of the Société des brasseries de l’ouest-africain (Soboa) by 14% and avoided 1,020 tons of CO2 per year.
In Mauritania, the Group has also worked with the Nouakchott airport on a solarization project that has already prevented the release of 1,846 metric tons of CO2.