Burkina Faso begins construction of 33MW solar plant

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    Burkina Faso has launched the construction of a solar power plant of 33 megawatts to boost electricity generation in the country.

    The West African country’s 80% population lack access to electricity.

    In total, the Burkina Faso will in the next five years inject a hundred megawatts of solar energy to its electricity network, half of what it currently produces.

    The Minister of Energy, Mines and Careers, Alpha Oumar Dissa says the solar power Zagtouli paves the way for development of renewable energy is one of the commitments made at COP 21 in Paris.

    The overwhelming majority of the 19 million Burkinabe do not have access to electricity.

    Source: TVC News

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