PV Power Plant  Nouakchott, Mauretania

Utility-scale PV power plant – Mauritania, 2013

Sheikh Zayed Solar PV Plant – 15 MW

The PV project was developed by Masdar, Abu Dhabi, and constructed by Enviromena. It will provide 10 percent of the countries’ energy capacity.

Mauritania consists mainly of desert. The electricity grid which is powered mostly by expensive diesel generators has an installed capacity of only 144 MW. The Sheikh Zayed Solar PV Plant is supplying about 10,000 homes with clean energy.

SMA Sunny Central, Nouakchott, Mauretania

Nouakchott, Mauritania


Specific requirements
Desert environment

Nominal power
15 MWp

Annual energy yield
25,409 MWh

CO2 savings
About 21,225 tons/ year

Diesel fuel savings
7 million liters annually

System Technology
16 SMA Sunny Central 720 CP
1 SMA Sunny Central 500 CP-10
1 Sunny Island 2224 with remote control
1 Sunny Webbox, 1 Power Reducer Box
Modules: 29,826 micromorph thin-film panels

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