SINN Power is conducting a study to determine how a renewable energy mix of its wave technology, small wind farms, kinematic hydroelectric plants and solar energy can be used to secure a durable and stable power supply in Guinea.
The West African country struggles to maintain a stable power supply because of extreme climatic conditions — from monsoon-like rainfalls to dry seasons with winds from the Sahara — and a poorly developed central infrastructure.
The study is being conducted on behalf of an unnamed “local industrial company,” Germany-based SINN Power says.
During a first visit to the capital Conakry in the summer of 2018, SINN Power and the customer held initial discussions about the possibilities of renewable energy supply on site. Furthermore, a geographical assessment using 3D analysis was carried out to verify the suitability of the proposed sites for the different energy sources.
During the next visit, probably taking place in October 2018, SINN Power will install multifunctional sensors at the selected locations. These will measure wave, solar and wind data over eight months. The generated data will be evaluated by SINN Power in Germany and summarized in a feasibility study.
After the completion of this feasibility study, SINN Power will provide a site-specific recommendation for the ideal off-grid system to meet the customer’s needs.
Earlier this year, we reported that SINN Power received a $5.82 million investment from the Schweizer Kapital Global Impact Fund for use in developing its wave energy generating technology.