The Zina Project
Start of Construction
May 1, 2022
May 1, 2023
The Zina project was initially developed by Windiga, a Canadian-based solar developer with strong expertise in off-grid and on-grid solar projects in West Africa.
Orisun Invest provided advisory work for Windiga during the development stage and identified the final investor and operator, AMEA Power, who successfully finalized the development. We also provided commercial support during the negotiation phase, from the signing of Term Sheet until the signing of the SPA and transaction close.
AMEA Power acquires, develops, owns and operates clean power generation assets in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. The company operates renewable energy projects and late-stage development in over 15 countries. In 2021, the company commissioned 150MW of solar and wind capacities, in Jordan and Togo.
When connected to the grid, the Zina project, will be the second operational project of AMEA Power in West Africa after their 50MW plant in Togo. It will help the country to reduce its dependency on fossil fuel, improve the environment, and spend less on power generation.
It is also one of the largest solar plants in Burkina Faso and was the first solar IPP project to start its development in the country, paving the way for all other solar projects and contributing to the structuring of the sector.