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French multinational company Schneider Electric, which specializes in digital energy solutions, has entered into a strategic partnership with the renewable energy provider SolarX, to provide decentralized solar energy for French-speaking African nations. The companies will work together to integrate their technological solutions into solar PV systems deployed for commercial and industrial (C&I) customers in these countries.
The new partnership will combine Schneider Electric’s innovative technology and SolarX’s strong local expertise to offer consumers smart technologies that will maximize the performance of solar micro-grids along with competitive financing offers. Together the companies bring in-depth knowledge of smart, clean technologies that optimize micro-grid results, deep market knowledge, business development, and market development & expansion.
Matthieu Meunier, Senior Executive at Schneider Electric, said their partnership with SolarX to deliver world-class technology to C&I customers in Francophone Africa is a clear indication of a shared vision to grow their presence in the region. Both the companies will put their efforts to unlock market potential in the region and ensure customers receive the best solar technology solution offerings.
Karim Ghammache, CEO of SolarX, commented, “Our partnership with Schneider Electric is highly valued and welcome. As we expand into Niger and Senegal, expanding our current portfolio in Mali and Burkina Faso, this partnership will allow us not only to take advantage of the opportunities available in Francophone Africa but also to provide competitive offers to our customers.”
Both SolarX and Schneider Electric are very active in West Africa, particularly in French-speaking countries. SolarX has its business in Mali and Burkina Faso and is looking to expand into Niger and Senegal. Schneider Electric has partnered with Qbera in 2020 to offer off-grid systems in Africa and continues to expand with this new partnership.