The French company GreenYellow has just commissioned a solar photovoltaic system with storage at the Nouakchott airport in Mauritania. The installation provides 50% of the electricity needed to operate the airport.
Nouakchott Oumtounsy International Airport is going green. The platform now operates partly on solar energy. The system that produces this clean electricity was commissioned a few days ago by the renewable energy supplier, the French GreenYellow. The subsidiary of the Casino Group has installed solar panels capable of delivering a power of 1.5 MWp.
The installation, which will diversify the airport’s power supply, is equipped with a 616-kWh electricity storage system. This means that the new facilities can continue to provide electricity after the sun goes down. According to GreenYellow, the new facility provides 50% of the electricity needed to operate Nouakchott Oumtounsy International Airport.
The solar power plant is expected to reduce the carbon footprint of the airport, which has a capacity of 2 million passengers per year. The successful completion of this project is the result of a partnership between GreenYellow and the Agency for the Safety of Air Navigation in Africa and Madagascar (Asecna). The pan-African agency provides air navigation services, including the organization of airspace and air routes in Africa.
The implementation of the project also stems from its desire to save money on electricity bills at Nouakchott airport. Among the African airports that have chosen solar energy is Douala in Cameroon or Kotoka in Accra, Ghana, which will soon be equipped with a solar photovoltaic power plant of 6 MWp.
Jean Marie Takouleu