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Solar offers multiple options to manganese mine in Botswana

Canada-based Giyani Metals is planning to build a solar plant for its manganese mining site in Botswana. Three kinds of projects, with capacities ranging from 14 to 60 MW, are being considered. The power generated by the facility may be either consumed entirely by the mine or also sold to the grid under different scenarios.


Botswana launches net metering scheme for rooftop PV

The new scheme, called Rooftop Solar Programme, is expected to allocate 10 MW of PV capacity over the next 12 months.


Global daily round-up: Israel set to import solar power from Jordan and a hydrogen deal for South Holland

Plus, some 5 GW of solar could be heading to Botswana and Namibia and news of a new automotive fuel cell building in Ulm, Germany.

Namibia and Botswana mull 20-year, 4.5 GW solar push

The governments of the two African nations are considering deploying huge volumes of generation capacity over two decades. The project, still in its initial phase, is being supported by the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Energy.


Botswana kicks off 100 MW solar tender

Botswana Power Corp is seeking independent power producers to build two 50 MW solar parks. The projects are intended to reduce the nation’s dependence on power imports from troubled South African utility Eskom.


Botswana cancels 100 MW PV tender, plans new procurement exercise for June

The canceled tender was seeking investors for the construction of two 50 MW PV plants, as part of a joint venture with local utility BPC. The new tender will focus on independent power producers.


South Africa considers petition calling for tariffs on imported solar modules

The complaint was submitted to the country’s International Trade Administration Commission by domestic module maker ARTsolar, which points out South Africa does not have anti-dumping duties to protect its manufacturers.


Botswana issues tender for 12 IPP solar projects

Through the tender, the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) is seeking independent power producers (IPPs) to provide more electricity connections within the African country. It joined the International Solar Alliance at the beginning of November.

Botswana’s power utility seeks partner to build 100 MW solar park

The Botswana Power Corporation has issued an Expression of Interest to select a partner for the creation of an IPP joint venture company. Cooperation proposals must be submitted by June 14.

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