Largest Off-Grid Solar PV Project in Burkina Faso
Essakane off-grid solar PV project reduces dependence to fossil fuel at an off-grid mining site.
Managed by Essakane Solar S.A.S., a specific purpose vehicle mainly owned by EREN Renewable Energy SA, the project delivers clean, renewable energy based electricity to the Essakane Gold Mine. This is made possible by adding a capacity of 14.96 MW of solar panels to the 11 existing thermal engines, thus reducing fossil fuel consumption.
Essakane Solar partners further commit to allocate 1% of the Project turnover to local communities (about 50,000 USD/year) and have implemented an environmental and social monitoring plan.