The African Development Bank last year disclosed a plan to install 10 GW of solar in the deserts of the Sahel. A recent summit held in Burkina Faso may have brought the ambitious project a step closer.
The funds will be used for electrification projects in West Africa and the Sahel to bring electricity to 1.7 million people.
At the African Development Bank’s annual meeting, held in Busan, Korea, the bank’s president Akinwumi Adesina announced that, alongside the Green Climate Fund and the Africa 50 investment fund, it plans to support the development of up to 10 GW of solar across the Sahel region.
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