InnoVent is expanding in Africa, developing projects in several countries, as this continent receives more sunlight than anywhere else on Earth.
Although Africa houses 15% of the world’s population, it only represents 3% of the world’s electricity consumption. The electricity connection rate on the continent is 40% of the population of Africa, but this drops to barely 23% in rural areas.
For several years, many projects have been developed in several African countries. The company contributes to the economic development of the African continent.
HOW DOES IT WORK ?
Solar panels are made up of semi-conductor cells. When struck by sunlight, the electrons in the upper layer of the semi-conductors are shifted to the lower layer, creating a difference in electrical potential which can then be used like a battery to create an electrical current. The panel is connected to an uninterruptible power supply which receives a continuous, variable signal and converts it into an alternating current. This current is then fed into the grid or directly into batteries if it isn’t possible to feed it into a grid.
THE SOLAR POWER PLANT OF SAKAL IN SENEGAL
Completed in 2018, the Sakal solar plant produces the equivalent of the annual energy needs of 200,000 Senegalese households.