The French Development Agency (AFD) will finance a project to build the first floating solar power station in Africa. The project will be located in Côte d’Ivoire and was announced by the country’s Minister of Petroleum, Energy and Renewable Energies, Thierry Tanoh.
According to the Minister, this government initiative responds to the country’s need to increase renewable energy to 11% of its energy mix by 2020, then to 16% in 2030, given the country’s low megawatt production rate.
Tanoh also explained that with a network of 5,000 km of high voltage lines and an installed capacity of 2,200 MW, the country aims to reach the 4,000 MW mark of electricity production in 2020 and 6,600 MW in 2030 thanks to a network development program.
The facilities of this solar power plant will be on water bodies, lagoon or sea, abundant in Côte d’Ivoire.
Source: AE Africa