Acting for the energy transition


Sector: Self-consumption / Location: Madagascar (Ilakaka)

Project display


The initial project ILAKAKA 1 consisted of the installation of a photovoltaic system on the shadow or on the ground for M-STORE, a family company resulting from the Group S.E.E.M (the Company of Water and Electricity of Madagascar). The main activity of M-STORE is “the electrification of rural areas of different municipalities”, including ILAKAKA, known as one of the largest sapphire farms.


The city of Ilakaka, high place of mining in Madagascar, has been in constant development for 15 years now. To meet the future demand related to the expansion of the city, the development of local activity and more globally in Madagascar, the company M-STORE has planned to increase its solar production capacity.

The project is materialized by an increase in the number of panels installed in order to raise the power to 450 kWp (300 kWp initially installed) and the annual production to 835 000 kWh (guaranteed minimum production).

In addition, a large set of necessary batteries will be installed in order to consume energy continuously. Knowing the logistical and technical constraints (heat, line losses due to the remoteness of the village, etc.) we opted for a lithium technology.


450 kWp

+ batteries


Location: Andohan’ILAKAKA
Reason: Energy independence
Objective: Production of cheaper energy
Area of the facility: 2800 m²
Power: 450 kWp

Economic Data of the Project

Annual production: 835,000 KWh minimum

Annual maintenance: 22 800 €

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Execution planning

Project Manager: Madagascar CAPSUD Group
Provisional start of works: July 2018
Commissioned (Consuel deadline): August 2018

Surface & location of power plants

A total area of 2800 m² of photovoltaic material, representing:


– 354 tones of CO2 avoided per year
– The annual energy consumption of 928 inhabitants

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