This study by the International Renewable Energy Agency seeks to map suitable areas in Burkina Faso for deploying utility-scale solar PV and wind power projects. This report provides insights on the country’s potential to adopt solar PV and wind power; information on potential areas to explore in national grid infrastructure planning; and input for high-level policy models to ensure universal electricity supply and support for the long-term abatement of climate change.
The study combines high-quality resource data with supplementary factors (i.e. protected areas, topography, transmission lines and road network proximity) using a suitability assessment approach. The findings of this report intend to prompt further action to identify specific sites for in-depth assessment using high resolution spatial and temporal data.
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