More than half of the 300 million population in the West African countries are without access to electricity. The region is experiencing strong economic growth and solar is an attractive energy source based on competitice cost and speed of execution.  

Market approach

Scatec Solar is a pioneer developer of solar power across the West African region, and the company has built a significant Project pipeline. Scatec Solar entered a co-development partnership with IFC Infraventures covering large-scale solar development in for the region.

More about this market

The West African region copes with serious energy security and climate change concerns, primarily due to the huge dependence of expensive and polluting fossil fuels. Despite being in its infancy, the West African renewable energy market is emerging with a very promising potential. The ECREEE target 2 425 MW of renewable energy by in the 2020 of which 686 MW of PV in the WAPP countries (excl. Nigeria).