Planet Solar Energy (SL) Limited (FMO-63002)

  • Africa
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Sierra Leone
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Koidu (also referred to as Kono), Makoth, Bo and Port Loko
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Financial Institutions
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Nov 24, 2023
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Planet Solar Energy (SL) Limited
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Energy
  • Technical Cooperation
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.07 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported EUR 0.06 MLN
Converted using 2023-11-24 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ FMO website

Updated in EWS Dec 26, 2023

Disclosed by Bank Dec 21, 2023

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

As stated by the FMO, the objective is to provide technical guidance to Planet Solar, strengthening their capabilities to effectively manage contextual risks, stakeholder engagement, livelihood restoration, community development and gender based violence (GBV) prevention/redress, and thus achieve and maintain a solid basis for Broad Community Support.

The project aims to achieve the realization of 50 MW of renewable energy in a country with a huge gap between electricity demand and supply.

Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.

British International Investment (BII), Proparco, and fund manager Frontier Energy will co-finance the project along with the FMO.

Private Actors Description
A Private Actor is a non-governmental body or entity that is the borrower or client of a development project, which can include corporations, private equity and banks. This describes the private actors and their roles in relation to the project, when private actor information is disclosed or has been further researched.

As stated by the FMO, our customer is Planet Solar Energy (SL) Limited, a company incorporated in Sierra Leone to develop five solar PV power plants in 4 distinct sites across the country: Koidu (also referred to as Kono), Makoth, Bo and Port Loko. A Special Purpose Vehicle (Frontier Energy II Delta K/S) is established in order to allow DFIs (FMO, BII & Proparco) to co-invest in Planet Solar Energy (SL) Limited.

Planet Solar is the first utility scale solar power project and the first Independent Power Producer in Sierra Leone. The company is part of the Dubai-based Planet One Group.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
Planet One Group Parent Company - owns Planet Solar Energy (SL) Ltd. Client Energy

Contact Information
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No project contacts information provided at the time of disclosure.

Parent Comapny - Planet One Group:

Addresses -
Corporate Headquarters: Sovereign House, Port Causeway, Bromborough, Wirral, England, CH62 4TP
Sierra Leone: 81 Pademba Road, Freetown, Sierra Leone


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