Renewable energy investment company CrossBoundary Energy has commissioned a solar photovoltaic power plant with a battery storage system for a plantation forestry group in Sierra Leone. The solar plant provides clean electricity for the Miro Forestry and Timber Products’ factory located in Tonkolili in the Northern province.
The solar power system consists of a 236 kWp PV plant and a 389 kWh battery storage unit. The newly installed plant is a first-of-its-kind commercial solar & battery system for any forestry company in Sierra Leone. It marks a new milestone for sustainability in the country’s forestry sector.
The renewable energy system will be able to provide 25% of the power requirement of Miro Forestry and Timber Products’ facility, cutting its reliance on diesel and delivering substantial savings on power costs.
The implementation of this solar project was supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Alhaji Kanja Sesay, the Minister of Energy for Sierra Leone was joined by USAID’s representatives as well as the leadership from Miro Forestry and CrossBoundary Energy for the official commissioning of the solar facility.