African Development Bank seeks consultants for ‘Study on Solar Manufacturing Potential for Desert to Power Sahel Countries’

  • The African Development Bank (the Bank) has launched an invitation to Consultants to indicate their interest in the following  Assignment: “Study  on  Solar  Manufacturing  Potential  for  Desert  to  Power  Sahel Countries.”

The overall scope of services will include conducting a study on solar manufacturing/assembly in the Desert to Power (DtP) Sahel countries, namely Burkina Faso, Chad, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and Sudan.

The studies objectives are to:

  • Explore the advantages and viability of manufacturing/producing solar panels in different countries within and around the Sahel to capture all the opportunities and potential for every component linked to solar industry modules, Balance of Systems(BOS), including inverters, batteries, other components using local materials from the continent.
  • Assess the role that solar component manufacturing (at  different  scales)  could  play  in the structural transformation of the economies of the 11 DtP countries.
  • Determine the viability and bankability of localized production and/or assembly of solar PV components and to assess which countries have a better Return on Investments (ROI) and are capable to support the development of a sustainable solar manufacturing industry
  • Determine the solar production capacity of different countries within and around the Sahel, notably by doing an international benchmark of solar components manufacturing and prepare a market opportunities assessment and, where possible, identify opportunities for regional manufacturing and assembly.

Link to the tender document HERE

Good luck!

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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