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.
The nation’s Central Procurement Board, on behalf of utility NamPower, has announced a tender to select an engineering, procurement and construction services contractor.
The German developer and independent power producer claims it finished its latest solar project in the country about one month ahead of schedule.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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