SMA supplies its power station to a 50 MW PV project in Mali

German inverter manufacturer SMA Solar Technology AG will supply 21 SMA Medium Voltage Power Stations to the 50 MW »KITA« solar farm in Mali. SMA and French independent power producer Akuo Energy have signed the contracts in Paris. The components of this container solution includes Sunny Central inverters, coordinated medium-voltage technology and a medium-voltage switchgear for direct connection to the utility grid. The solar farm in the region Kayes is scheduled to be connected to the grid in 2019.
The project was initiated by »R20 - Regions of Climate Action«, an organization founded by Arnold Schwarzenegger that supports countries, regions and initiatives all over the world in developing their own climate projects. Negotiations for the KITA solar farm, which is financed by a number of African banks, lasted more than two years and were finalized in October 2018. The solar power generated will be procured by the Malian energy supplier Electricité du Mali, with which the PV power plant operator has signed a 28-year power purchase agreement.

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