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A French consortium made up of Akuo and Sagecom has finished building a 30 MW solar power plant in Gorou Banda, Niger. The Niger government had initially planned the project to have a capacity of 50 MW.
The facility, which is located about 10 kilometers from the capital, Niamey, was developed as part of improving the city’s electricity supply under the aegis of the national electricity company, Nigelec.
Production will hjit 53 GWh in the first year and will be fed into the Nigelec network. The project secured €30 million. Nigelec said that the 55,608 polycrystalline modules were deployed on fixed structures.