Unnamed Road, Dakar, Senegal Trade Mission: Unlocking Business Opportunities for Solar Energy in Senegal
Senegal is one of the politically most stable countries in Africa and
the second fastest growing economy in West Africa. Senegal’s national
electricity access rate is estimated to be less than 30% in rural areas.
The falling prices of PV panels and system components make solar an
attractive solution, particularly, if the costs of the alternatives –
imported oil products – are high.
The RECP trade missions aim to stimulate the market for renewable
energy in Africa by encouraging and supporting private sector
engagement. The trade mission to Senegal from 25-28 September 2017 will
consist of up to 15 European companies from the European solar sector
and up to 20 Senegalese companies as well as 5 companies from other
Organised B2B-exchange and matchmaking will enable the participants
to identify new business opportunities, exchange know-how and find
partners for joint business development. To catalyse the discussion,
RECP will invite Senegalese and international financiers, including
commercial and development banks, as well as governmental stakeholders
for sharing their input in presentations and panels.