Togo Launches Solar Plant

There’s some big news coming out of the continent that I had to share.

Togo, officially known as the Togolese Republic, has launched the largest solar plant in West Africa. Located in central Togo, roughly 250 km north of Lomé, this 50-megawatt facility will provide power for more than 158,000 homes and save more than one million tonnes of CO2 emissions.

According to Africa News, the plant was built by the Dubai-based subsidiary of AMEA Power, AMEA Togo Solar. And it was named after Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, the prince of Abu Dhabi.

The Togolese mines minister, Mila Aziable, advised the following:

“The Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed 50 megawatt-peak power plant in Blitta is the largest solar photovoltaic plant in the sub-region, using solar tracker technology, which increases the efficiency of solar panels by making them follow the path of the sun.”

The facility received more than 35 billion CFA francs ($63.7 million) in loans from the West African Development Bank and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development. Togo’s goal is for solar power to develop access to electricity for their 8 million residents.

Until Next Time…


Photo Credit: Mercom India

Togo inaugurates largest solar plant in West Africa. Africa News. (2021, June 24). 

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