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The 100 free solar-powered water pumps were installed by UAE renewable energy company Masdar’s African joint venture, Infinity Power. Farmer Fatima Ndiaye, said: “We can now harvest all year around. We can take our produce to market. Before, there were no more markets because everything was damaged. Now, traders have returned.”
Nigerian agri-tech startup UfarmX, which leverages blockchain technology to empower rural, unbanked and underserved smallholder farmers, has partnered Africa GreenTec to deliver customised solutions to Senegalese women farmers, promoting sustainable development across the country’s agricultural value chain.
Under the Scaling Up Renewable Energy (SURE) initiative, USAID will distribute grants to notable solar tech companies, including Ibriz, FlexNRJ, BONERGIE, Tysilio, SolarX, Kossam SDE, Jokosun, and Africa Green Tec.
Asharami Energy Senegal, a Sahara Group Company, has delivered a clean and sustainable solar powered energy solution to the Daaray Serigne Saliou Mbacke Orphanage, saving the facility up to 500,000 CFA in monthly electricity bill. The orphanage, located in Kounoune, is home to more than 100 children.
Reflecting on the agreement, the CEO of ICIEC stated, “This initiative is not just about illuminating streets; it’s about empowering communities, enhancing safety, and sparking economic growth in rural areas. By harnessing the power of solar energy, we are taking a significant step towards energy independence and security”.
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.

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