- ABO Wind has commissioned twelve Solar PV rooftop systems in Tunisia after a construction period of around six months.
- The plants with a total output capacity of 1.5 megawatts peak are spread over two locations and six buildings each.
- The application services poultry breeding farms for the Tunisian Poulina Holding Group.
“Even though it is a small project, we are pleased about our first commissioning in Africa,” says Managing Director Dr. Jochen Ahn. The potential for renewable energies in Africa is huge and ABO Wind wants to contribute to exploiting it. “Our colleagues are currently working in South Africa, Tunisia, and Tanzania on the development of wind and solar parks with a capacity of about 2,000 megawatts.”
The owner of the twelve rooftop systems is the Tunisian Poulina Holding Group, which operates poultry breeding farms at both locations. In total, the plants produce around 2.6 million kilowatt-hours per year. Poulina will probably use 90 percent of the electricity for its own needs and feed the rest into the grid.
ABO Wind was responsible for the planning, procurement and construction of the modules. “Especially with regard to logistics, we have gained valuable experience which we can use for our next projects,” said project manager Adnen Ouaz.
ABO Wind has been active in Tunisia since 2016 and has opened an office in Tunis in autumn 2018. Together with local partners, the five employees are currently working on the realization of further wind and solar projects.
In 2019, ABO Wind has secured tariffs for a wind farm with a capacity of 30 megawatts near Tunis and a solar farm with ten megawatts in the Gabès Governorate. “We are convinced to make an even greater contribution to the energy transition in Tunisia in the next few years,” says Adnen Ouaz.
Author: Bryan Groenendaal