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Burkina Faso: Eight PV plants (100 MW) to soon be set up

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(Ecofin Agency) - Burkina Faso wants to build eight additional solar photovoltaic power plants with a total capacity of 100 MW in 7 of its regions, Alpha Oumar Dissa, the energy minister, said.

Two of these plants, 10 MW and 20 MW, will be implemented in the Central region while one (15 MW) will be set up in Sahel and another one of 10 MW in the East.  As for Boucle du Mouhoun, it will have a plant of 15 MW and the Hauts-Bassins a 10MW plant. Northern region and Cascades will each have a 10 MW plant.

The construction of the facilities, which will require areas of 20-60 ha, each, is an extension of the Burkinabe energy mix’s diversification process. The latter has already led to the building of Zagtouli PV plant (33 MW), the largest in West Africa.

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