Essakane Mine Solar PV Park is a 15MW solar PV power project. It is located in Sahel, Burkina Faso. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in March 2018. Buy the profile here.


The project was developed by Total Eren. Total Eren and Africa Energy Management Platform (AEMP) are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 90% and 10% respectively.

Essakane Mine Solar PV Park is a ground-mounted solar project which is spread over an area of 22 hectares.

The project generates 25,000MWh electricity thereby offsetting 18,500t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $44.109m.

Development status

The project got commissioned in March 2018.

Power purchase agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Iamgold under a power purchase agreement for a period of 15 years. The contracted capacity is 15MW.

Contractors involved

Wartsila was selected to render engineering procurement construction services for the solar PV power project.

First Solar Development was selected as the supplier of the PV modules for the project. The company installed 128,000 modules at the site.

Wartsila is the O&M contractor for the solar PV power project. The operation and maintenance contract commenced from 2018, for a period of 7 years.

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About Total Eren

Total Eren SA (Total Eren), is an independent power producer that develops, finances, builds and operates renewable energy power plants. The company offers services such as project management, engineering, procurement and construction; and operation and maintenance of renewable energy power plants. It generates electricity from various renewable energy sources including hydro, solar and wind. Total Eren owns and operates power plants in Asia, Europe, North America and South America. Total Eren is headquartered in Paris, Ile-de-France, France.


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