The Malian government removes obstacles to the installation of the Kati solar park

This new project is being launched just a few days after the laying of the foundation stone for the Sanankoroba solar power plant. With an expected capacity of 200 MWp, it will be the largest solar power plant in sub-Saharan Africa, covering an area of 314 hectares. The park is being built some thirty kilometres from the capital Bamako, under a partnership between the government and NovaWind, a subsidiary of Russia’s Federal Atomic Energy Agency (Rosatom).


For the transitional government, “these projects mark a new stage in the diversification of Mali’s partnerships with Russia, China and Turkey, illustrating a desire for energy autonomy and sustainable development”. The main aim of these projects is to respond to the electricity crisis that has been undermining the Malian economy for the past eight months.