Namibia and Botswana mull 20-year, 5 GW solar push
Renewable Energy Agency, has revealed the governments of Botswana and Namibia are planning to develop 5 GW of solar capacity over the next two decades.
Sep 5, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Africa, eskom, WEF
African Nation Namibia to Tender 50-130MW CSP Project Next Year
Namibia Power Corporation Ltd (NamPower), the national electric power utility company of the African nation Namibia, is planning to release a tender for a 50MW-130MW concentrated solar power (CSP) with storage space project in 2022. The project is expected to need financial investment of US$ 600mn-US$1bn, with a target appointing date collection for 2025. The strategies were disclosed by NamPower Generation Projects Head Grant Muller at the current SolarPACES online conference. The small African nation of Namibia is claimed to have a few of the most effective solar source worldwide with Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) varying as much as 3214 kWh per square meter annually (3,214 kWh/m2a). Muller stated the project was planned to be developed under a build, own, operate, transfer (BOOT) version under Namibia's new Public Private Partnership (PPP) Act. The picked designer will establish the plant and after that sign a 25-year offtake contract. Namibia presently has an installed ability of 680MW for its 2.5 million people, with 517MW of this originating from renewable energy sources and 122MW from coal-fired generation. Namibia likewise imports electrical power from neighbouring South Africa's coal-heavy grid. Namibia currently intends to minimize dependence on imports and also coal and increase durability in its renewable grid. NamPower is agnostic on the core CSP modern technology, except that it needs to be dry cooled down. Muller is hoping the expected tariff would certainly be below 8 cents/kWh (USD) but this would depend on dimension and storage space and also dispatch times. No subsidies are intended. At the SolarPACES online conference, he kept in mind that ideally, the CSP project should be created to target peak times of need to give the best complementarity to daytime solar PV, and throughout hydropower's completely dry period, which is from April to October, in the Southern hemisphere winter season. So the enhancement of a 2nd dispatchable renewable along with the hydropower, would best round out a renewable grid system. He explained the imagined policy layout as a hybrid between the very successful MASEN design in Morocco, as well as the REIPPP model in South Africa. Like MASEN, the growth is de-risked by NamPower. which has already located a number of sites with excellent solar source and also over a 3 year duration has gauged the DNI using satellite as well as ground measurement information. By therefore reducing growth expenses Muller anticipates to reduce the power price paid by the customer. The next step is to establish the RfP for 2022, he stated.
Dec 23, 2021 // Markets & Finance News, Africa, Namibia, Concentrated solar power, csp, solar projects, Grant Muller, Namibia Power Corporation Ltd, NamPower, SolarPACES
Namibia launches EPC tender for 20 MW solar project
Namibian authorities have launched a tender to choose an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services contractor for the 20 MW Omburu solar project,
Oct 23, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, tender, Africa, Namibia
Cronimet finishes 1 MW rooftop PV array on Namibian mall
has completed a 1.13 MW rooftop PV array on a shopping center in Windhoek, Namibia. The project started generating electricity in the first week of
Oct 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Rooftop PV, Germany, Europe, Africa, Namibia, Cronimet Mining Power Solutions
Biden Administration Picks 5 GW Mega Solar Project in Africa
of the Summit. Mega Solar is a collaboration in between the Governments of Namibia as well as Botswana, and also others, which is anticipated to create up to 5
Apr 29, 2021 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Africa, Botswana, Namibia, International, biden, Mega Solar, Mark Carrato, Ambassador Johnson, Power Africa
EUR 500m Fund Launched to Power Europe's Battery Revolution
material supply from EU Raw Material Partnership countries, including Canada, Namibia, and Argentina. The launch of the fund took place during the 54th Annual
Jan 19, 2024 // Markets & Finance News, Europe, eit innoenergy, Demeter Investment Managers
United States and also China readied to include virtually 600GW of capacity this decade however risks to release exist, states report
Solutions' latest Solar Power Investment Hotspots report, which also names Namibia as the "solar power market to view this quarter" as anticipated capacity is
Dec 8, 2021 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, USA, China, Asia, North America, section 201, trade tariffs, biden, trade dispute, WRO, solar forecasts
Globeleq Acquires 75% of Mozambique Solar Plant
1 GW of solar power plants across other African nations, including Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Mozambique The development of a 200 megawatt (MW) of solar
Jul 18, 2023 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Africa, Mozambique, PV Power Plant, Globeleq
Renewable generation to remain below 10% in Africa by 2030
2022, to deal with the nation's continuous power dilemma. In other places Namibia is targeting 70% of its power from renewables by 2030, as specified in the
Jan 12, 2021 // Plants, Markets & Finance News, Africa, South Africa, Namibia, renewables, University of Oxford, solar power generation, Philipp Trotter
Canadian Solar taking module capacity to over 12GW in 2019
including 134MWp in the U.S., 68MWp in Mexico, 20MWp in China and 6MWp in Namibia.   The SMSL’s global late-stage, utility-scale solar power
Aug 16, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Canada, Canadian Solar, PV plants, pv modules, c-si manufacturing, North America
Uruguay offers green hydrogen plan
checklist of globe's top hydrogen merchants, beside Chile, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Namibia and Australia, according to the draft guidebook. The paper will be open to
Jun 16, 2022 // Solar to Fuel, South america, Uruguay, green hydrogen
Sterling And Wilson Renewable In MoU For 961MWp Solar Plants In Nigeria
solar installment in Egypt, 175.5 MWp in Morocco, and projects in Zambia, Namibia, Kenya and Niger. The firm likewise recently appointed a Hybrid & Energy
Sep 23, 2022 // Markets & Finance News, MoU, amit jain, Sun Africa, sterling and wilson renewable energy, Nigeria solar projects, SWRE, SWSS
Oxford University Study Predicts 10% Renewable Share in Africa By 2030
40% of Africa's total anticipated new solar ability by 2030. In a similar way Namibia is targeting 70% of its electrical power from renewables by 2030, as specified
Jan 19, 2021 // Markets & Finance News, China, Oxford University, Asia, Africa, ditributed solar, galina alova, Nature enery
AREMI, Renewable Manufacturing Initiative for Africa Launched
of solar power as well as solar industry: Algeria, Egypt, Ghana, Morocco, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and also Tunisia. The study also states the existing
Jan 20, 2023 // Manufacturing News, Africa, abu dhabi sustainability week, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Africa Renewable Energy Manufacturing Initiative, African Climate Foundation, AREMI, Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association, ClimateWorks Foundation, CREIA, Damilola Ogunbiyi, SEforALL
Solar Powers To Leading Position In New Electricity Installations
in one third of all countries, varying from Australia to India, and Uruguay to Namibia, along with in the United States. In total amount a record 118GW of solar
Sep 2, 2020 // Market Research, USA, India, Australia, Asia, Oceania, BloombergNEF, North America, Luiza Demôro, Ethan Zindler