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Burkina Faso

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As part of the ” Solar Grandmothers project”, the Barefoot College training center in Burkina Faso, in partnership with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, has provided solar energy trainings for grandmothers from 07 regions of Burkina Faso.
Orange Ivory Coast wants to improve the carbon footprint of its data centres in West Africa. The subsidiary of the French telecommunications group Orange has just entered into a partnership with SolarX. The recently signed agreement covers the installation of solar systems to power Orange’s data centres.
Burkina Faso has joined the Africa Minigrids Programme (AMP) as it looks to solar energy to increase rural electrification rates. The project will be active in seven municipalities aacross the Cascades, the Boucle du Mouhoun, the Center, the Center-North, the Center-East, the North and the Central Plateau regions.
Off-grid solar system provider Oolu is receiving support from the Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA) for its operations in Burkina Faso. This multilateral funding mechanism is providing $2.5 million to Oolu for business development. In rural areas of Burkina Faso, the company installs solar home systems (SHS).

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