Photovoltaic solar power plant, Zina, Burkina Faso
Power
20 MW AC

Production
33 million kWh / year

Partners
Siemens
African Development Bank
Frontier Market

Lifetime
25 Years

Dates
2013: Financing and permitting
2014: Construction
2014: Operations

​Strategic interests

  • Largest photovoltaic solar power station in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Considerable potential (solar irradiation: 2100 kWh/m2/year)

  • Promotes the economic development of Burkina Faso

  • Government of Burkina Faso: to become a player in the reduction of GHG emissions in Africa and move towards its vision for energy independence by 2025

  • Allows access to a specific industry as well as the transfer of specialist expertise

  • Location of production at consumption sites, reduction of transmission-associated losses

  • Reduces the country's vulnerability to energy supplies