Regional Solar Energy Center of the West African Economic Community (CEAO)

The Project for the Establishment of a Regional Solar Energy Centre (CRES) was initiated as a result of the awareness by the Heads of State of the West African Economic Community (CEAO) of the consequences of their countries' total dependency on traditional sources of energy such as oil and electricity, while the sub-region had vast solar energy potential. In October 1978, the CEAO Heads of State decided to establish a Regional Solar Energy Centre in Bamako, in Mali, in order to make suitable use of the sun as a source of natural energy in abundant supply in Africa.

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Renewable energy

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Renewable Energy

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Subsaharan Africa

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Project Completion Report



Evaluation Author: 

Mr. T. P. SEYA and Mrs. R. COFFI BERTE

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