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Inauguration of the biggest solar power plant in the Sahel

29 November 2017 - Events - Burkina Faso

Created on a turnkey basis by Omexom (VINCI Energies), the Zagtouli solar power plant, located in the suburbs of Ouagadougou, in central Burkina Faso, is being formally opened today in the presence, notably, of French President Emmanuel Macron.

Inauguration of the biggest solar power plant in the Sahel
Inauguration of the biggest solar power plant in the Sahel

With its 129,600 solar panels on a surface area of 60 hectares – the equivalent of 84 football pitches – this 33 MW power plant will be the largest ever built in the Sahel. The system installed here enables direct current to be transformed into HV 90kV current. The plant is linked to the Zagtouli transformer substation, which provides the Bobo- Dioulasso/Ouagadougou electricity interconnection.  Omexom has been creating large turnkey photovoltaic power plants for over 15 years.

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