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The renewable energy firm GreenYellow, a subsidiary of the French Groupe Casino has partnered with Axian Group in Madagascar to set up a 1.4 MW hybrid solar power plant. The future power plant is being developed in Morondava, the capital of the Menabe Region, with the aim to provide clean electricity for the local population.
The energy arm of Axian Group, Jovena is operating with GreenYellow through their joint venture named Green Energy Solutions (GES Madagascar) to successfully complete the implementation of the project. The hybrid renewable project consists of a solar PV power plant, equipped with diesel generators that will produce electricity after sunset.
The hybrid solar plant will support the energy needs of the people and businesses in Morondava. According to GreenYellow, the new hybrid solar project will boost the local economy, which has grown through fishing, as well as agriculture.
Through this new electrification project, GES Madagascar is expanding its portfolio in Madagascar. The joint venture has an installed energy capacity of 2 MW and a project pipeline totaling 15 MW. The installed capacity of GES is going to increase in the coming months.
GES Madagascar is currently installing mobile power generation units in the Ambokatra quarry located in Tomasina. The hybrid solar-thermal power installation will have a capacity of 148 kWp and be backed up by 600 kW diesel generators. The electricity produced will be sold to Colas Madagascar under a 7-year contract.