Groundbreaking ceremony for 30-MW solar farm in Burkina Faso.
Image by Burkina Faso's energy ministry.
Construction of a 30-MW solar park started last week in Burkina Faso, the energy ministry of the West African country has announced.
Renewable energy company GreenYellow, part of France’s Casino Group, will install 70,000 solar panels for the project, which is located in Nagreongo, Oubritenga province. The solar park is expected to be completed in a year.
Once operational, the solar farm will generate 50 GWh of electricity a year and save more than 27,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) annually.
Energy minister Bachir Ismael said at the groundbreaking ceremony that the country is developing 16 solar projects to help boost the energy supply.