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Santo Antão Solar Micro Grid

Technology Type Lead-acid Battery
Rated Power 28 kW
URL More about Santo Antão Solar Micro Grid
In February 2012, the project entered into service and became Cape Verde’s first rural micro grid with 100% renewable energy generation. This project was carried out within the framework of the “Energy Facility” ACP-EU program. Permanent electricity access had been strongly requested by the local stakeholders and community of the village to cover basic energy needs such as lighting, communication, community services and ice production for fish conservation. Within the same framework, the system has been implemented in February 2014 up to 39 kWp installed. The objective of the project was the electrification of the village of Monte Trigo (600 people) in Santo Antão Island, with a Multiuser Solar micro-Grid (MSG). The project was implemented in 2011, and is currently in the post commissioning follow-up period. A key aspect of the project has been to ensure the long-term sustainability of the electricity service. In addition to the description of the plant and the operation and management scheme, this article underlines the importance of the Energy Daily Allowance (EDA) concept from social, technical and economic perspectives. In conclusion the article intends to highlight the validity of both the technical solution and management model.
This data has been validated by project staff through a review of publicly available information about the project, and verified by the project owner.
Project Status
Status Operational
Commissioning On DD.01.YYYY
Project Includes Multiple Systems No

Monte Trigo, Santo Antão
Cape Verde

Utility Type
Paired Grid Resource
Project Includes Multiple Systems No
Ownership & Value Chain Partners
Ownership Model Third-Party-Owned
Equity Owner 1 Municipality of Santo Antâo
Cost & Performance
Performance Performance metrics not available
Service Use Case Renewables Capacity Firming
Renewables Energy Time Shift
On-Site Power
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