Renewables readiness assessment: Burkina Faso

The renewables readiness assessment (RRA) for Burkina Faso identifies several drivers for the country to accelerate its energy transition. The renewable energy sector of Burkina Faso is considered to be a strategic priority for international co-operation and investment, for several reasons. These include the government’s strong commitment to the development of renewables as an alternative to costly imported fuels, the high rates of solar irradiation in the country, the current financial soundness of the national off-taker (SONABEL) and the strategic status of the Sahel region for development aid.