Scaling Solar reports that the government of Senegal has been working with the company and with the World Bank Group to develop 60 MW of solar power. According to World Bank data, just over half the population of Senegal currently has access to electricity. The planned solar projects underscore Senegal’s commitment to integrate renewable energy resources into its energy mix. The successful tender set a new benchmark for the region. With prices under 4 US cents per kWh, solar energy will become Senegal’s cheapest energy source. The company has also been working with Zambia’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) to develop two large-scale solar projects. The programme's competitive auction attracted 48 solar power developers, seven of which submitted final proposals, and the bids yielded the lowest solar power tariffs in Africa to date. Both plants have been successfully developed and are in operation.
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