Empower has multiple on-going investment projects in Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Egypt, Rwanda and Morocco. Some of these are profiled below.

Working closely together with our project development partners, Empower has built a strong pipeline of renewable energy projects in more than 10 countries in Africa. The projects include grid-tied rooftop and ground-mounted solar PV projects, as well as mini-grids and some with battery storage solutions.  

Pipeline

Miniplast - Ghana

In September 2020, Empower successfully completed its first investment. The 700 kWp solar plant for the plastic recycling and manufacturing company Miniplast, is the second largest of its kind in Ghana. The solar plant enables Miniplast to increase the use of clean energy to run operations, while also cutting costs on their monthly electricity bills. Read more about the project.

Offtaker:                        Miniplast Ltd.

Developer & EPC:       Stella Futura

Project Size:                  782 kWp

Contract:                       20 years PSA

CO2 avoidance:            15 698 tonnes (30 yrs.)

Asset mgmt:                  Empower New Energy

Investor:                        Empower Invest

InterCairo Aluminium- Egypt

Empower in partnership with GreeSolar, one of Egypt´s leading solar PV developers, has installed a roof-mounted solar PV for InterCairo Aluminium Industry. The project is now commissioned and is generating electricity. InterCairo specializes in the development and marketing of innovative and sustainable aluminium solutions, which are energy intensive. This solar PV plan will enable the factory to cut CO2 emissions and energy costs substantially, secure jobs and contribute to Egypt´s renewable  energy goals. Read More about the project here.

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Offtaker:                        InterCairo Aluminium SAE

Developer & EPC:       Gree Solar

Project Size:                  495 kWp

Contract:                       25 year PSA

CO2 avoidance:            11 250 tonnes (30 yrs.)

Asset mgmt:                  Empower New Energy

Investor:                        Empower Invest

InterCairo Extrusion - Egypt

Following the successful execution and operation of the first solar PV plant for InterCairo Aluminium, the client has requested an additional solar PV installation on one of its other factories in Cairo. Empower in partnership with GreeSolar has executed this project and is now operational. The project enables the factory to cut its CO2 emissions and energy costs substantially, while  securing jobs and contributing to Egypt´s renewable energy goals. 

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Offtaker:                        InterCairo Aluminium SAE

Developer & EPC:       Gree Solar

Project Size:                  496 kWp

Contract:                       25 year PSA

CO2 avoidance:            11 250 tonnes (30 yrs.)

Asset mgmt:                  Empower New Energy

Investor:                        Empower Invest

Premium Poultry - Nigeria

This project is a ground-mounted solar PV system on land belonging to the client, next to their facilities in Abuja, Nigeria. The project is expected to generate an estimated 1 GWh of renewable energy per year. Read More about the project in English, French and Norwegian.  

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Offtaker:                        Premium Poultry Ltd.

Developer & EPC:       Rensource Energy

Project Size:                  700 kWp

Contract:                       25 year PSA

CO2 avoidance:            14 310 tonnes (30 yrs.)

Asset mgmt:                  Empower New Energy

Investor:                        Empower Invest

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Barry Callebaut - Ghana

Empower, in partnership with the Ghanaian CMR Group (EPC) and SunPower Innovations (O&M) construction companies is working to prepare its 8th solar investment project and 2nd project in Ghana. The project will deliver 0.98 GWh of clean energy, which is equivalent to electrifying 618 households in Ghana. The 640kWp project 100% financed Empower New Energy, will include PV installations on part of the factory roof, the roof of the admin building as well as the innovative technology of installing solar panels on the carport structures of their parking lot.

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Offtaker:                       Barry Callebaut - Ghana

Developer & EPC:       CMR Group 

O&M partner:              SunPower Innovations

Project Size:                  640KWp

Contract:                       25 year PSA

CO2 avoidance:            12 500 tonnes (25 yrs.)

Asset mgmt:                  Empower New Energy

Investor:                        Empower Invest

Cairo Metal - Egypt

 

Empower in partnership with Gree Solar commenced its third solar project in Cairo for the aluminium manufacturing group InterCairo LLC. This is Empower´s third solar investment in Egypt, situated on the roof of InterCairo´s new factoryThis new project investment will enable the client to reduce its  energy cost, while simultaneously cutting CO2 emissions and creating new jobs. Empower´s development and construction partner, Gree Solar, plans to build and connect in less than 6 weeks.

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Offtaker:                        InterCairo Aluminium SAE

Developer & EPC:       Gree Solar

Project Size:                  496 kWp

Contract:                       25 year PSA

CO2 avoidance:            11 250 tonnes (30 yrs.)

Asset mgmt:                  Empower New Energy

Investor:                        Empower Invest

Smart Paper - Egypt

 

Empower in partnership with Gree Solar commenced its 4th solar project with Smart paper Industries. Smart paper is part of the Egyptian conglomerate, Smart Group, which is one of the largest manufacturer of paper and cardboard that serves the Egyptian market. The factory produces flute, test liner and kraft paper from paper pulp. The switch to renewable energy will enable the company to cut down its CO2 emissions, reduce electricity costs, thus improving the profitability of the business. This project will contribute to Sustainable Development Goals 7, 8, 9 & 13. 

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Offtaker:                        Smart Paper

Developer & EPC:       Gree Solar

Project Size:                  495 kWp

Contract:                       25 year HPA

CO2 avoidance:            10 626 tonnes (25 yrs.)

Asset mgmt:                  Empower New Energy

Investor:                        Empower Invest

AMECO - Egypt

Empower in partnership with Gree Solar has commissioned its 5th solar project with AMECO Egypt. AMECO is family-owned and the first and largest manufacturer of syringes in the Middle East. AMECO has signed an agreement to receive 2.5 MW of solar power from the roof of its manufacturing plants in Ramadan City, Cairo.  The govt’ of Egypt has committed to increase the share of renewables in the country’s electricity mix from 20% in 2020, to 42% in 2030. As a result of this 25-year contract, AMECO Egypt who have implemented European standards for design and manufacturing of medical equipment will contribute to this goal by producing 4.4 GWh yearly of electricity generated through solar power, cut down its CO2 emissions and reduce electricity costs, This project will contribute to Sustainable Development Goals 7, 8, 9 & 13. 

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Offtaker:                        AMECO - Egypt

Developer & EPC:       Gree Solar

Project Size:                  2.5 MWp

Contract:                       25 year PSA

CO2 avoidance:            53 125 tonnes (25 yrs.)

Asset mgmt:                  Empower New Energy

Investor:                        Empower Invest

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Offtaker:                        Ghana Nuts - Ghana

Developer & EPC:       Stella Futura

Project Size:                  0.6 MWp

Contract:                       20year CSA

CO2 avoidance:            9 864 tonnes (20 yrs.)

Asset mgmt:                  Empower New Energy

Investor:                        Empower Invest