Solar Panel Factory Begins Production in Burkina Faso

  • Faso Energy has begun manufacturing at its 30 MW solar module fab in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
  • The plant, in the industrial zone of the Kossodo district of the Burkinabe capital, is expected to deliver 60-100 PV panels per day.
  • Modules with power outputs ranging from 260 W to more than 330 W will come off the production line.  

Named “Faso Energy”, the plant was inaugurated on last week by the Burkinabe Prime Minister Christophe Joseph Marie Dabiré. The facility will promote sales to the local market reducing the need to import solar panels.

“We have promoted the admission of “Faso Energy” to the Investment Code. This gave it the right to many facilities, including the non-payment of customs taxes during the establishment of the plant in Burkina Faso, allowing the company to benefit from nearly 1 billion CFA francs (more than 1.5 million euros) in tax exemptions,  Our goal is to rationalize the importation of solar panels into the country”, said Christophe Joseph Marie Dabiré,  Prime Minister of Burkina Faso.

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