The largest solar plant in West Africa on Tuesday was inaugurated in Lome, Togo.
The 50 megawatt facility will provide power to more than 158,000 households and save more than one million tonnes of CO2 emissions.
The project received more than $63.7 million in loans from the West African Development Bank and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development.
By the end of the year, officials hope the 127,344 solar panels will produce 90.255 megawatt hours (MWh) of power per year.
By the end of the year, capacity for an additional 20 MW is scheduled to be built on the same site.