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Burkina Faso

Ivory Coast moves forward with first solar park

The 25 MW project is planned for the town of Benguébougou, in the Korhogo department, in the north of the west African nation.


Essakane Solar commissions 15 MW hybrid PV plant at mining site in Burkina Faso

The power plant will sell electricity to Iamgold’s Essakane Mine – an off-grid gold mine located 330 kilometers northeast of Burkina Faso‘s capital city, Ouagadougou.

Burkina Faso announces plan to build eight solar parks totaling 100 MW

All of the eight projects, planned for seven different regions, will be awarded a declaration of public utility. The new facilities are expected to improve the country’s power supply, which still relies heavily on fossil fuels and imports.

Burkina Faso commissions 33 MW PV plant

The country’s largest solar facility was officially inaugurated in the presence of French president Emmanuel Macron. The project was financed by France’s Development Agency (AFD) and the European Union.

AfDB to co-finance 50 MW of solar in Burkina Faso

The African financial institution plans to help Burkina Faso electrify Northern Dorsal Africa through solar power plants alongside with smaller projects such as solar pumps and lamps in rural areas.

Burkina Faso to host its first solar module factory

The PV panel manufacturing facility is being built by local company Faso Energy with the support of the country’s government and Spanish equipment provider Mondragon.


Wärtsilä delivers 15 MW hybrid PV plant to Essakane Solar in Burkina Faso

The solar farm will be added and synchronized with an existing oil driven power plant. The hybrid power plant will serve a local gold mine, saving 18,500t CO2 emissions annually.

Burkina Faso: citizens, film festival and country go solar

Financing for two new large-scale PV plants, a 33 MW PV plant under construction and small installations indicate the African country embraces solar technology in order to satisfy its electricity needs.

USTDA awards grant for solar in Burkina Faso

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency has awarded a grant to Société de Production d’Energie Solaire de Kodéni SAS, a Burkina Faso based solar industry association. The grant will fund feasibility studies for two 17 MW PV plants to be located in the southwest of the country.

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