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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.


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.


Namibia to host another large-scale PV plant

The 5 MW plant will be located at a cement factory near Otavi owned by local manufacturer Ohorongo Cement. The project is being developed by German independent power producer SunEQ four Investment.

Spain’s Alten Renewable Energy wins tender to develop 45.5 MW Namibia solar park

The IPP will begin construction of the solar plant in early 2018. The tender was put out by Namibian state-owned utility NamPower, which will retain a 19% stake in the completed project.


Ohlthaver & List to build large-scale solar plant in Namibia

The 6.4 MW solar facility will be located in Tsumeb, northern Namibia. The project was selected in a tender recently held by local utility Cenored.

RMI calls for ‘action’ on Africa’s PV minigrid market

Solar-powered minigrids could account for a greater slice of sub-Saharan Africa’s $740 million off-grid market, but progress is still needed throughout the region in terms of policy, financing and commercial services, the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) says in a new report.

Namibia publishes tariffs for net-metering

Namibia’s Electricity Control Board (ECB) has announced the new rates applicable to PV systems installed under the government’s net-metering scheme. The new mechanism was introduced by the government in November 2016. PV projects up to 500 kVa can be developed under the scheme.

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