Scatec wins 50-MW solar project in Botswana

Sep 1, 2022 05:41 PM ET
  • Norwegian green power manufacturer Scatec ASA (OSL: SCATC) has actually landed a project to construct a 50-MW solar farm in Botswana which should reach commercial operation by the end of June 2024.
Scatec wins 50-MW solar project in Botswana
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The contract was awarded by Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) which has signed a power purchase arrangement (PPA) with Scatec to off-take the electrical energy from the park for a duration of 25 years.

The project, featuring the nation's initial large-scale solar farm, will certainly be found in the previous mining community of Selibe Phikwe, in the eastern of Botswana.

Once functional, the solar farm will provide power to about 20,000 households as well as balance out some 48,000 tonnes of co2 emissions each year.

Scatec will perform the design, purchase as well as building (EPC) deal with the project as well as will after that operate as well as preserve the nuclear power plant.

The manage the Norwegian company is the sixth solar PPA signed by BPC, the state-owned firm said at an event on Wednesday. The business has already awarded 5 projects for the development of small-scale solar plants throughout the country with two of them currently under construction as well as the remaining 3 in the funding stage.

Botswana intends to boost the share of renewables to 15% of its energy mix by 2030 and enhance it to 50% by 2036.

For Scatec, the project marks its development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Earlier today, the power producer agreed NOK 1.2 billion (USD 0.120 m/EUR 0.120 m) in warranties on behalf of its project for 540 MW of solar power as well as 225 MW of battery storage space in South Africa.

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