PV-MAGAZINE - The government of the West African country has signed an implementation agreement for a 6 MW solar project in Freetown. The country’s first MW-sized PV plant is being built with the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD).

Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Energy has signed an implementation agreement with Infinity -E Consortium for the construction of a 6 MW solar power plant in Freetown, the country’s capital and largest city.

The $12.6 million project is being financed by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) with $9 million, and the Sierra Leone government with €3.6 million. Minister of Energy Henry Macauley said he had gone through several battles with donor partners towards ensuring that light becomes available to the people of Sierra Leone.

According to the government of Sierra Leone, Infinity – E Consortium is expected to complete the project by the end of this year. The ministry added that the Newton municipality will be considered for power supply after the completion of the project.

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