Sierra Leone has mobilized $ 12.6 million for the construction of a solar PV power plant with a 6 MW capacity. The infrastructure will be located in the town of Newton, according to a statement from the Ministry of Energy.
Construction will be carried out by Infinity E-Construction which will also provide the various equipment. The energy generated by the plant will be used to increase the amount of energy available to the capital.
The project is co-financed by the government of Sierra Leone and the Abu Dhabi Development Fund.
The project is part of Sierra Leone’s Energy Revolution initiative, with the objective of increasing the country's energy capacity.
Sierra Leone currently has an installed capacity of less than 100 MW for an electrification rate of 13%. It intends to increase it to 100%, by 2025.