Morocco: Hybrid diesel/PV plant for Saharan fishermen

Issue 370 - 01 Jun 2018 | 1 minute read
Germany’s IBC Solar and local partner Sun Energy and Water Technologies have installed a hybrid photovoltaic (PV) system for national fisheries agency Office National des Pêches at Boujdour in the disputed Western Sahara. The system includes 500 solar PV panels, batteries and diesel generators to power the fishing village of Aftissat with 233,000kWh/yr. The fishing industry at the village near Boujdour consumes around 600kWh/d from demand for refrigeration, storage and other uses.

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