• Ivory Coast government has approved setting up of a 25 MW solar PV power plant
  • It will come up in Korhogo, in the locality of Benguebougou
  • Korhogo Solaire, a subsidiary of Morocco's Nova Power will build the plant
  • Entire project cost is estimated to be 23.6 billion CFA franc ($40 million)
  • Project is expected to become operational by 2018

African nation Ivory Coast is planning to build a 25 MW solar power plant. To cost an estimated 23.6 billion CFA franc ($40 million), the plant is likely to become operational by next year.

A Reuters report stated that the solar plant will be built by Korhogo Solaire, a subsidiary of Morocco’s Nova Power. The plant will be set up in Korhogo, in the locality of Benguebougou. The company will undertake design, financing, construction, operation, maintenance and transfer of ownership of the plant, as per Financial Afrik.

The decision on the the project was taken by the country’s cabinet recently. It will create some 300 direct jobs after its is operational.

Ivory Coast is majorly powered by conventional thermal power plants. It could be one of the first solar power plants in the country, stated the report.