Cote d’Ivoire’s first solar power plant will receive financial support from Germany. The country granted the project a €27 million equity financing and will mobilize €9.7 million from the EU.
The plant will have a capacity of 37.5 MW and will be located in the locality of Boundiali in the north of the country. It will supply around 30 000 households and will prevent the emission of 27,000 tons of CO2 per year. The total cost of its construction has been estimated at €38 million.
The country's 2,000 MW of power is currently composed of 75% thermal power plants and 25% electric dams.