German renewables developer ABO Wind AG has commissioned 12 photovoltaic (PV) rooftop systems totalling 1.5 MWp at poultry breeding farms run by Poulina Holding Group in Tunisia, Renewables Now reported on Wednesday.
The project involved the installation of solar modules on six buildings at two sites located some 40 kilometres (24.8 miles) south-west of the Tunisian capital Tunis. In the town of Testour, ABO Wind put up solar modules of 900 kWp in total, while rooftops in Medjez el Bab host a combined 600 kWp, the same source said.
Construction was completed in six months, ABO Wind has said, adding that the rooftop systems are its first connected project in Africa.
The German company was in charge of the planning, procurement and construction of the modules. The 12 systems together can generate around 2.6 million kWh per year. ABO Wind said that Poulina will likely use 90% of the output for its own power needs, while the rest will be fed to the grid.
ABO Wind has been present in Tunisia for four years and keeping an office there since 2018. In 2019, the company secured tariffs for a 30-MW wind project near Tunis and a 10-MW solar project in the Gabes Governorate in south-eastern Tunisia.