Photovolvaic Solar Power Plant, Zina, Burkina Faso

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

Power
22.6 MW AC

Production
33 million kWh / year

Partners
Bouygues
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
EAIF

Lifetime
25 Years

Dates
2013: Financing and permitting
2018: Construction
2018: Exploitation