One of the largest solar in West Africa named after HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed
One of the largest solar in West Africa named after HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, has opened.
The Mohamed bin Zayed complex in Togo will power more than 158,000 homes and small businesses in the eight-million-strong country. The first solar plant can produce 50 megawatts of clean energy which will enhance the country’s climate goals and reduce its dependence on polluting firewood and charcoal.
The economic development arm of the UAE Government, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, provided AED55m or $15 million for the project.
“This is a very significant moment in our country. It marks a positive step on our journey towards building an energy system that is inclusive and clean, and that creates jobs and improves access to energy. Renewables can shape an entirely new and positive era in the development of Togo, and we are extremely grateful to all the partners involved in delivering this project.” said Mila Aziable, Togolese Minister for Energy and Mines.