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Electrifying the rural world … one microgrid at a time

Residents of the Annobon Province, an island off Equatorial Guinea in Central Africa, have only 5 hours of electricity access per day and spend almost 15-20% of their salary on additional energy resources such as kerosene. This is all about to change – with the installation of a 5MW solar microgrid to provide a reliable source of power, 24 hours a day.

The government of Equatorial Guinea has selected MAECI Solar, together with GE Power and Water systems and Princeton Power Systems, to design Africa’s largest self-sufficient solar microgrid, handling 100% of the island’s energy demand.

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