Delivering Sustainable Remote Power to Dohoue Community: ENGIE Energy Access’ First Mini-Grid in Benin 

Our heartfelt thanks to the ENGIE Energy Access team for selecting SustainSolar’s turnkey power system to help electrify Dohoue community in the Zogbodomey (Benin). SustainSolar supplied a 90 kW/130 kWh SUSTAIN COMPACT™ containerised power system with Victron, BYD and SUNGROW equipment sized to power 250 household and business connections. Dohoue is ENGIE’s first mini-grid in Benin, and 20+ further are in development to expand access to additional rural communities. 

SustainSolar had the chance to visit Dohoue last year. It is a vibrant rural community with over 1,500 residents; and access to power will boost to economic development opportunities for the local population. Specifically for women who will now have access to effective income-generating opportunities.  

To ensure all ran smoothly, our Senior Project Engineer Björn Kahle himself travelled to site with the ENGIE team for a successful site commissioning last month (January 2024). 

Founded in 2018, SustainSolar offers turnkey containerized, pre-installed solar PV and battery energy storage systems (BESS) equipped with top-quality solar PV electronics, including lithium-ion batteries which come in standardized yet adjustable product configurations from small to large to suit a wide range of energy needs. With its commitment to quality, a rapidly growing track record on the African continent, and an expanding network of local partners, SustainSolar is a preferred solution provider for mini-grid operators, off-grid and hybrid fuel saving applications. SustainSolar strives to reduce implementation risk for project developers, alleviates operational hassles such as sourcing, logistics, and commissioning and offers asset financing for its product range.