Namibia: Enertronica purchases second solar power project

Issue 324 - 27 May 2016
Italy’s Enertronica Group has acquired a second 6MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project at Okatope, and is reported to have begun construction on its first 6MW project at Trekkopje, a former uranium mine in Erongo region. The plants are among the first of 14 preferred bidders to have signed power purchase agreements (PPAs) with state utility NamPower under the country’s renewable energy feed-in tariff (REFiT) scheme, which provides a base rate of N$1.37 (US$0.088c)/kWh. They are the latest in a series of small-scale renewable power projects following French developer Innovent’s Namibian subsidiary Innosun, which is developing the 4.5MW Omaruru solar PV facility which signed a PPA late last year, and the 6MW Lüderitz wind farm.

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