IVORY COAST: PFO launches into solar power with its first 52 MW wind farm in Sokhoro

With an installed capacity of 2,230 MW according to the World Bank, Ivory Coast generates some of its electricity from hydroelectric dams, but mainly from fossil fuels such as diesel and natural gas. The Ivorian government intends to pursue its policy of diversification by building a second phase to increase the capacity of the Boundiali solar power plant to 83 MWp, for a total investment of 76.5 million euros.


This project is financially supported by the European Union (EU) and the German Development Agency (KfW). With the pace set by the government, private investors are already beginning to show an interest in the solar energy sector. These include Amea Power of the United Arab Emirates, which will invest in a 50 MWp solar power plant in Bondoukou, and PFO Africa, which is targeting 52 MWp at Sokhoro, in the Ferkessédougou division.