Silicon (a-Si) thin-film manufacturer, Masdar PV is to supply the modules for a 6MW IRENA/ADFD funded project in Sierra Leone.

Masdar PV said that the ‘Solar Park Freetown’ was one of six projects selected from over 80 project funding applications in the first funding cycle of the IRENA/ADFD project facility.

The PV power plant is being project managed by the Advanced Science and Innovation Company (ASIC) a conglomerate member of the Royal Group in Abu Dhabi.

The solar park was said to able to provide sufficient energy to power approximately 3000 average type households in Sierra Leone, and one of West-Africa's largest solar plants.

Sierra Leone is said to have a goal of achieving 25% of the country's energy generation from renewable sources by 2015.