German SINN Power is conducting a feasibility study on the potential of wave energy and other renewable technologies on behalf of a customer in Guinea.
A stable power supply is by no means a matter of course for the inhabitants of the West African country of Guinea. The reasons for this are extreme climatic conditions – from monsoon-like rainfalls to dry seasons with winds from the Sahara – and a poorly developed central infrastructure, the company explained.
On behalf of a local industrial company, SINN Power will now spend a year investigating how a renewable energy mix of its wave technology, small wind farms, kinematic hydroelectric power plants and solar energy can be used to secure a durable and stable power supply.
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 a period of 8 months. The generated data will be evaluated by SINN Power in Germany and summarized in a feasibility study.
After the completion of the feasibility study, SINN Power will provide a site-specific recommendation for the ideal off-grid system that meets the customer’s needs.