Burkina Faso Builds Biggest Solar Power Project in West Africa

Burkina Faso made history with the  building  of the West Africa’s biggest solar farm, this is located in the town of Zatubi, outskirt of Ouagadougou, the country’s capital.

The 135 -acre farm  building cost is $56.7 million to build, it is also expected to provide power for thousands of households in the country.

The project was financed through grants and loans from European Union and France development agency respectively. The country hopes to get 30% of her power needs through solar energy by the year 2030.

It is on record that South Africa has the biggest solar farm in Africa which is located in the Northern cape region. The facility spans across 473 hectares and was officially opened in 2016.

The farm was launched by President Kabore of Burkina Faso and the visiting President Macron of France.

 

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