The government of Senegal has been working with the World Bank Group to develop 60 megawatts of solar power through Scaling Solar. According to World Bank data, just over half the population of Senegal currently has access to electricity. The planned Scaling Solar projects underscore Senegal’s commitment to integrate renewable energy resources into its energy mix.
The successful tender set a new benchmark for the region. With prices under 4 US cents per kWh, solar energy will become Senegal’s cheapest energy source.