Energy Storage

27 Oct 2020

AFRICA: Azelio and Jet Energy to Store 45 MWh of Electricity Until 2025

27 Oct 2020  by Inès Magoum   

An agreement has just been signed between the Swedish company Azelio and Jet Energy, a Moroccan company specialising in the construction, operation and maintenance of photovoltaic solar power plants. The partnership aims to install Azelio's storage systems in Morocco and several other French-speaking African countries. The installations should help to store nearly 45 MWh of electricity until 2025.

Several power generation projects developed by Jet Energy in French-speaking Africa will soon have storage systems. The systems will be supplied by the Swedish company Azelio, as part of a partnership signed on October 20th, 2020 with the Moroccan company Jet Energy, which specialises in the construction, operation and maintenance of photovoltaic solar power plants. “French-speaking Africa is one of the markets where we see that our technology for long-term (30 years) energy storage (TES.POD) can bring great benefits. We are delighted to be working with Jet Energy in their efforts to provide customers with reliable and affordable renewable energy production around the clock,” says Jonas Eklind, Azelio’s CEO.

The storage systems that will be installed in French-speaking Africa use recycled aluminium as the storage medium. In other words, the system is free of rare minerals and will not suffer from a reduction in storage capacity over time. According to the terms of the agreement between Azelio and Jet Energy, the systems are expected to store 45 MWh of electricity until 2025 and thus enable the continuous supply of electricity to the population. “The first project is targeting 50 kW in 2021, followed by larger scale project installations with a planned total of 5 MW in 2022, 10 MW in 2023, 15 MW in 2024 and 15 MW in 2025,” says Azelio.

This partnership comes about 8 months after the inauguration of Azelio’s first thermodynamic solar energy storage system in Morocco. The installation is located in the solar complex of Noor Ouarzazate. It should be commissioned before the end of 2020, after the storage checks carried out by the Swedish company.

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