According to the latest SE4All Global Tracking Framework (2015), the access to electricity annual growth rate in Burkina Faso from 2010 to 2012 is 0%.
More thorough analyses are needed in the very first stage of the design to find suitable solutions and possible compromises between architecture and energy efficiency.
In any case, well-insulated buildings, effective building service systems, and local electricity production on-site is needed for zero-energy building.
Finally this article discusses the problems and limitations of the regulations influencing the motivation and actions needed to achieve zero-energy buildings.
The study shows the influence of the different parts of the building on the balance of the energy consumption and utilization, and on the energy performance of the building to achieve zero-energy building status.
ABSTRACT: This paper describes the status quo of the power sector in Burkina Faso, its limitations, and develops a new methodology that through spatial analysis processes with the aim to provide a possible pathway for universal electricity access.
Following the SE4All initiative approach, it recommends the more extensive use of distributed renewable energy systems to increase access to electricity on an accelerated timeline.
Less than 5% of the rural population in Burkina Faso have currently access to electricity and supply is lacking at many social structures such as schools and hospitals.
Energy access achievements in Burkina Faso are still very modest.
The Photovoltaic Geographical Information System (PVGIS) is a web application for the estimation of the performance of photovoltaic (PV) systems in Europe and Africa, which has become widely used by the PV community in Europe.
We here present the results of adapting the solar radiation data calculated from satellite data in the Climate Monitoring Satellite Application Facility (CM-SAF) to PVGIS.
The CM-SAF solar radiation database is characterized by very low overall bias and shows good accuracy at validation sites.