Dubai-based Amea Power has introduced the commissioning of the Zina photo voltaic plant in Mouhoun province, Burkina Faso.

The 26.6 MW set up might be applied below a 25-year energy buy contract with the nation’s nationwide energy firm, Sonabel.

The venture was began in 2009 as a part of a public/non-public partnership between the federal government of Burkina Faso and Canadian mining firm Semafo, with the purpose of supplying electrical energy to the Mana gold mine. In 2013, the venture firm separated from Semafo and have become Windiga Énergie Burkina – it nonetheless holds 5% of the belongings in the present day.

The building contract was initially awarded to French developer Bouygues Energies & Services, which can also be answerable for working the set up and sustaining it. At a later stage, nevertheless, Amea Power took 90% of the venture capital from Windiga and employed a brand new engineering, procurement and building contractor, Sinohydro primarily based in China. The venture additionally consists of the development of a 90 kV transmission line between the localities of Pâ and Mana.

The building of the plant was financed by the International Finance Corp. (IFC), the IFC-Canada Climate Change Program, and the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund.

Burkina Faso plans so as to add about 500 MW of renewable capability by 2025. In December 2023, the federal government inaugurated two solar energy vegetation combining 68 MW of put in capability in Kôdéni and Pâ.

According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the nation has an put in PV capability of 177 MW.

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