Namibia

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.

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.

Canadian mining company strikes gold with 7MW Namibian PV plant

Vancouver-based B2Gold says the new facility up and running at its Otjikoto mine is “one of the first fully-autonomous hybrid plants in the world”. The Canadian company is mulling leaving the 7 MW scheme in place for the nearby community after the mine closes.

World Bank Group offers $18 million guarantee to PV projects in Namibia

World Bank Group has announced that, through its subsidiary Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), it will provide up to US$18 million in support of two 5 MW PV power plants to be constructed in Namibia.

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Alten Africa secures $50 million for 45 MW PV project in Namibia

Alten Africa has secured up to US$50 million for its planned 45.5 MWp solar PV plant in Namibia. When complete, the generated energy is expected to meet 3% of the country’s energy needs.

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