A mini solar power plant will soon be built in Niger to supply 33 villages. With a capacity of 2.75 MW, this plant will be built with financing from the Abu Dhabi fund. Or a loan of 36.7 million dirhams (about 5.6 billion FCFA).

An agreement was signed on January 2, 2020 in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), between Niger and the Abu Dhabi Development Fund, for the financing of the rural electrification program, an official government statement said.

This program, according to the Nigerien authorities, includes the design, supply and construction of a mini solar PV plant, with a capacity of 2.75 MW and storage of solar batteries, a PV waveform for 33 villages, a charge controller and a mini-grid for electricity distribution, a shelter for equipment and all connection cables and accessories.

This program, which will contribute to the economic development of the country by supporting the energy sector, includes all the work necessary to connect and commission the plant and also advisory services, specifies the government.


Source: Agence Ecofin