5MW Solar PV Project Commissioned in Sierra Leone

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  • Baoma 1, Sierra Leone’s first Independent Power Project (IPP) has achieved commercialization. 
  • The 5MW solar power project is owned by Serengeti Energy Limited, a private company that is backed by shareholders KfW, Norfund, NDF, Proparco, Stoa and Swedfund. 

The 5 MW Solar Power plant is the first phase of a 25MW solar PV power project in Yamandu, near Bo town in Sierra Leone. The project will add approximately 15% to Sierra Leone’s total electricity generation capacity, providing a significant contribution to the need for more electricity in the country. The company expects to commence building the second phase of the project in 2023. This will complete a total investment of USD35 million in the Sierra Leone power system.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal


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