Market study due for 5GW solar project

Going green: The mega-solar project has received support from President Joe Biden PIC: SHUTTERSTOCK
Going green: The mega-solar project has received support from President Joe Biden PIC: SHUTTERSTOCK

Energy authorities from Botswana and Namibia were this week scheduled to meet in Johannesburg to consider the outcomes of a much-anticipated market study that will determine the viability of the 5,000-megawatt solar project planned to run across both countries.

The mega solar project will be Southern Africa’s largest solar power project and the first of its kind on the continent, involving collaboration between two countries and multiple continental and international agencies and partners.

Botswana, Namibia, the African Development Bank (AfDB), as well as the International Finance Corporation and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, signed a Memorandum of Intent towards the project in April 2021. The deal is underpinned by Power Africa, a US government entity aimed at boosting electricity investment in Africa and has also received public endorsement by President Joe Biden.


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