Namibia kicks off tender for 70 MW solar plant


NamPower, the national power utility of Namibia, has launched a tender to build a 70 MW solar plant in Rosh Pinah, a southern mining town.

NamPower is seeking EPC contractors for the project. Interested developers have until Aug. 18 to submit their proposals.

The project was originally designed for wind generation, with a planned capacity of 40 MW. Local media outlets reported that the wind project was scrapped due to lower-than-expected wind resources at the Rosh Pinah site.

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