Blue Solutions, a Bolloré Group company, is the only manufacturer of all-solid-state batteries commercially available for transportation and stationary applications. As an industry pioneer, our solid-state lithium metal polymer (LMP®) batteries have been manufactured by us for over a decade following our proprietary design and process which we continuously improve.
LMP® batteries are environmentally sustainable (recyclable, and contain no cobalt, nickel or cadmium) and have important application attributes: insensitive to external operating temperatures, safety, high-energy density, long life and ease of integration.
Due to the technical challenges observed, we needed to rely on long-lasting modern and robust technical solution suited to local environmental conditions. We developed innovative renewable based mini-grids using state-of-the-art equipment from technical leader with strong track records and warranties. Smart energy management software is also crucial for remote monitoring and maintenance to lower the OPEX.
The project includes 12 mini-grids (solar PV + Storage LMP) for a cumulated installed capacity of 2.2 MWp / 4 MWh, supplying a LV distribution network for final customers equipped with PAYGO smart meters. Blue Solutions supplies the battery energy storage solution (BESS) based on its unique all-solid-state patented technology, the Lithium Metal Polymer or LMP. The solution designed for rural electrification applications includes robust storage cabinets enhancing the outstanding LMP properties (resilient to high external temperature without air conditioning, constant capacity, high performances), power conversion system and energy management software (Energy Management System, SCADA, Monitoring).
As the winner of the Off-Grid Clean Energy Facility (OCEF), of MCA-Benin II, the project benefits from result-based grant financing. The remaining funds will be provided by equity partners (the consortium and third investors) and debt.
The project is under financial closing.
The project aims at supplying reliable, sustainable and affordable energy to all. The project relies on 3 pillars:
Over the project lifetime, the outcome in few numbers :