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Last call for Botswana’s 100 MW solar PV tender

Power producers have until the end of the month to submit their proposals relating to the development, financing, construction, operation and management of a 100 MW solar PV project in Botswana’s south.

Botswana launches tender for solar plants

Botswana Power Corp. has launched a tender for the development, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of three solar power projects in Maun, Lobatse and Ghanzi.

Botswana set to host 30 MW of solar with LCOE of $0.08-0.10/kWh

Pash Global and Tswana Renewables have formed a joint venture to develop small-scale PV plants across Botswana. For the first two 400 kW projects they have already secured a power purchase agreement.


Botswana launches tender for multiple solar plants

Botswana has kicked off a tender for seven solar projects. The installations are expected to help the sub-Saharan country to reduce its dependence on electricity imports from South Africa.

Botswana issues tender for six PV power plants

The tendered solar PV plants are expected to help the Sub-Saharan country reduce its dependence on electricity imports from South Africa.


SUN Exchange secures $2.5 million in convertible note financing

Sun Exchange is seeking to deploy 1 GW of solar power projects in Africa the next five years as it further expands its user base. Sun Exchange CEO Abraham Cambridge spoke to pv magazine about how the company will use its newly acquired funds.

China holds the key to cancelling half the world’s new coal project plans

With pressure mounting on the world’s governments to turn their back on the fossil fuel, China and peers in South East Asia, Europe and South Asia could help deliver a coal-free future at the COP26 climate summit planned in Glasgow in November.

Botswana utility signs nation’s first PPAs for independent solar projects

Two projects with a total generation capacity of 4 MW will be the first of a planned 12 that are set to bring 35 MW of solar to the grid of the Southern African nation by the end of next year.

A wave of big African solar is set to break

The Africa Solar Industry Association has recorded almost 2 GW of large scale project announcements since the start of last month with 18 countries planning new clean power infrastructure and including energy storage in the plants.


Botswana tops list of world’s ‘super abundant’ renewables nations

A Carbon Tracker report estimates 60% of the world’s technical solar potential – enough to produce 3.5 exawatt-hours of clean electricity per year – would already be cheaper than fossil fuel if installed. Of the remainder, most would be in sub-Saharan Africa, a region which has the potential to be a global solar and wind powerhouse.


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