Namibia

Cronimet finishes 1 MW rooftop PV array on Namibian mall

The German developer and independent power producer claims it finished its latest solar project in the country about one month ahead of schedule.

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.

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Namibian utility unveils 40 MW solar capacity plan

NamPower has announced two 20 MW solar projects as part of a 220 MW renewable energy strategy. One will be owned and operated by the utility and the second will be tendered in the near future.

TeraSun Energy announces US$63.2 million investment in 50MW Namibian solar plant

Natura Energy subsidiary, TeraSun Energy, has announced a N$900 million (US$63.2 million) investment in a 50MW solar plant in Arandis, western Namibia.

Alten to commission Namibia’s biggest PV plant

The 45 MW installation is part of the government’s plan to reduce dependence on hydropower and, more importantly, imported electricity from neighboring South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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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.

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African nations could install 30 GW by 2030: BSW-Solar

A new report analyzing 10 solar markets throughout Africa claims that the continent’s PV market could expand from about 5 GW at present to up to 30 GW by the end of the next decade.

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Voltalia bags EPC, O&M contract for 40 MW PV project in Kenya

The services will be provided for Alten Africa. The IPP says the project is its first utility-scale system in Kenya. The country has recently presented its universal electrification strategy, which places emphasis on solar PV generation.

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Namibia’s largest PV-plus-storage system installed

German EPC company Cronimet has installed a 150 kW solar array to work alongside a 332 kWh battery storage system at a luxury lodge complex in a remote part of the African nation.

Enertronica secures 200 MW inverter order from Spain, obtains financing for project in Namibia

The Italian solar developer will provide inverters through its unit Elettronica Santerno.

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