Namibia and Botswana are about to develop a photovoltaic project, if not the largest, on the African continent. The two neighboring countries in southern Africa want to take advantage of their favorable environment to produce 5,000 MWp of solar energy. Afrik 21 announced the opening of negotiations for the implementation of the project in September 2019. Tom Alweendo, Namibia`s Minister of Mines and Energy, announced a few days ago that the signing of an agreement between Namibia was imminent. An agreement on a 5,000 MWp photovoltaic megaproject will be signed shortly between the Namibian and Botswana authorities. The signing of this partnership will make this project announced in September 2019 a reality. As part of this large project, Namibia and Botswana are receiving support from the U.S. government through the Power Africa initiative. Most of the electricity produced by this 5,000 MWp solar mega-project is sold to neighbouring countries in southern Africa. “The agreement that will be signed will allow for a comprehensive feasibility study that will determine the size and location of the facilities,” Alweendo said. At the 28th World Economic Forum on Africa in September 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa, the Global Future Councils announced that the solar mega-project would be implemented in several phases.
“We should have already signed the agreement and there was a lot of progress in the negotiations in March, before Covid-19 disrupted things,” said Minister Alweendo. Alweendo also said the two governments will be accompanied in U.S. negotiations as part of former President Barack Obama`s Power Africa initiative to electrify Africa. 5. If necessary, GWP Engineering staff visit the property and create a DG Service spot drawing. (1-3 weeks) [5-6 weeks during COVID] If you are interested in the Solar Solutions Incentive program, please visit the Residential Solar Solutions Program page. 11. The solar contractor emails GWP Engineering, Electrical Service Planner, Joseph, in JPalos@Glendaleca.gov The first phase could be tendered from 300 MWp to 500 MWp to meet the domestic needs of both countries. In a second phase, it is planned to produce between 500 MWp and 1,000 MWp. A third and final phase allows the construction of solar parks that will provide 1,000 MWp to 3,000 MWp. The electricity produced in the last two phases is then sold in southern African countries. 17.
Solarunternehmer contacts Building & Safety for an inspection at 818-548-4830. If the solar system is for commercial property or contains an energy storage system, the solar contractor contacts GWP Engineering for inspection at 818-548-3921. The cooperation between Namibia and Botswana is welcomed by many observers, especially since the two countries are not at the first major sustainable development project. They are also negotiating the construction of a large seawater desalination plant in Walvis Bay, Namibia. The plant will provide drinking water to Windhoek, the Namibian capital, and Gaborone, the headquarters of Botswana`s institutions. For this other project, both countries already benefit from the support of the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW). 19. Upon receipt of control approvals, GWP Engineering provides GWP Field Services with a work order for the installation of the solar meter. .