Planet Solar Energy Project

Kono Site

The Project

Country Sierra Leone
Fund Frontier Energy II
Participation Lead equity
Type Solar
Capacity 50MW
Expected CO2 emission reductions 52,907 tCOeq/annum
State of development Construction

The 50MW Planet Solar PV project is split in four different locations in Sierra Leone, consisting of a 12MW power plant under construction in BO/Kenema, a 4.05 MW (DC) power plant to be constructed in Port Loko, a 25MW power plant under construction in Makoth and a 10MW power plant under construction in Kono. The project will sell power to the government utility, Electricity Distribution and Supply Authority (EDSA), the 25MW Makoth Plant will be connected to the Freetown/Bambuna 161KV transmission line with the objective of supplying power to Freetown and the remaining 25MW will supply power directly to the regions of Bo, Port Loko and Koidu.

Frontier Involvement

Frontier is lead developer and funder of the project, and in March 2022 Frontier Fund II became majority owner of the project company, Planet Solar Limited. Frontier Fund II is funding the project’s construction equity and leading the construction oversight.