Frazium Energy inks deal for 100-MW solar park in Eswatini

Oct 20, 2021 11:33 AM ET
  • Australian renewable power manufacturer Frazium Energy has actually tattooed a deal with the government of Eswatini, also known as Swaziland, to develop a 100-MW solar park in the South African Kingdom.
Frazium Energy inks deal for 100-MW solar park in Eswatini
Image: Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy - Eswatini

The solar (PV) park will certainly be paired with battery storage space capacity, the firm claimed on Tuesday. It approximates it will certainly need an investment of some USD 115 million (EUR 98.8 m).

The project, touted as the largest among its kind in Africa, envisages the installation of the solar farm at the Edwaleni hydropower plant (HPP) in Matsapha, main Eswatini. Planned to span a location of 45 ha (111 acres), it will certainly be equipped with 75,000 PV panels to create more than 100 million kWh of electricity annually. The solar park is because of be appointed in 2022.

The produced electricity will be supplied to countries within the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

Frazium Energy's contract with the Eswatini federal government will certainly run for 40 years.

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