GE in Equatorial Guinea project

GE chief executive Jeff Immelt

GE chief executive Jeff Immelt

Equatorial Guinea has selected a three-company consortium that includes GE Power and Water to install a 5MW solar microgrid system on Annobon Province, an island off the country’s Atlantic coast.

The island-wide microgrid will feature solar modules and system integration by MAECI (Management and Economic Consulting, Inc.), an energy management system and controls from Princeton Power Systems, and energy storage from GE.

It will supply enough electricity to handle 100% of the island’s current energy demand and be the largest self-sufficient solar project in Africa.

Chris Massaro, senior vice president of MAECI, says the project will be the platform for economic growth on the island by bringing much-needed power supply, and significantly raise the standard of living for its 5,000 residents.

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