A new 30 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant is due for construction near the town of Pâ, in Burkina Faso and will supply all the electricity it produces to Burkina Faso’s national power utility – La Société National D’électricité Du Burkina Faso (Sonabel).
A statement from the company said, Urba-solar was selected as the developer and operator following a competitive tender process run by Sonabel, with construction of the plant scheduled to be completed within 18 months.
Located about 250 km southeast of the nation’s capital city of Ouagadougou, the plant will receive 80% of its funding requirement from the Emerging AfricaInfrastructure Fund (EAIF), which is a member of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG).
Urba-solar is providing the remaining 20% of the project’s capital.
Adolphus Mawolo reports.