Katsina Solar


Pan Africa Solar and the Federal Government of Nigeria have jointly signed Nigeria's first Solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). The 75MW solar photovoltaic power project in Katsina State, a total investment of $146,000,000USD, will sell power for a tariff of 11.5 US cents per kWh and will be commissioned in 2017.

Once inaugurated, this 75MW solar project will be the largest of its type in sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa) and will provide power for 1.1 million Nigerians.

The sponsor group for the project includes Pan Africa Solar and JCM Capital and the African Finance Corporation (AFC). The FMO are the Lead Arrangers of debt raised from the Development Finance Institutions that includes DEG and Proparco. The project is also receiving support from the World Bank, Power Africa and MIGA.


INSTALLED CAPACITY (operational plants) or PLANNED CAPACITY (planned plants): 




Current Status: 


Investment Cost: 

145 000 000.00€


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RE&EE Category: 

  • Photovoltaic Power Plants Grid-Connected