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In addition to legislative actions, the government is mobilizing private sector investment in smart agriculture under efforts to enhance agricultural productivity by utilizing modern and environmentally friendly technology.
The Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) and the Netherlands Development Finance Corporation (FMO) are providing €32 million to Africa Ren. The funding will be used to build a 16 MWp solar power plant with a storage system.
German system integrator Asantis Systems GmbH has started deploying a series of solar mini-grid projects through the ASER300 project in Senegal. KfW IPEX-Bank, a subsidiary of Germany’s development bank KfW, has provided a €130 million ($138.8 million) financing package for the project.
The German company Gauff Engineering is commissioning more than 60 solar-powered mini-grids in the Kolda region in southern Senegal. These installations, which will allow the productive use of electricity, were recently inaugurated in the presence of officials from the Senegalese Rural Electrification Agency (ASER).
The absence of water and sewage networks in the village of Kenewal due to environmental and anthropic phenomena, causes contamination of the groundwater and traditional wells. A solar hydraulic infrastructure equipped with osmosis purification and UV sterilization systems shall solve this by providing free access to potable water.
The French company Lagazel is inaugurating its third solar kit manufacturing unit in Thiès, Senegal. This locally manufactured equipment enables the electrification and productive use of solar photovoltaic energy in rural areas in Africa.

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