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Namibia commissions first wind farm

Namibia’s first grid-connected wind farm that would supply 5 megawatts of electricity to the national power grid was commissioned on Thursday by the country’s Minister of Mines and Energy, Tom Alweendo. The official opening of the Ombepo wind farm by Innosun Energy Holdings in partnership with the Luderitz Town Council took place in the southern … Continue reading Namibia commissions first wind farm

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Pilot wind power plant in Namibia transferred to local authority

An informal settlement on the outskirts of Lüderitz now receives wind power following the transfer of a demonstration plat with three wind turbines that together have a rated capacity of just over 10 kW. The pilot plant is a project of the University of Namibia, first started in 2012 and operated by the university’s Science … Continue reading Pilot wind power plant in Namibia transferred to local authority

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Namibia first wind energy project nears completion

The N$180 million wind power project at Lüderitz is nearing completion. The first-ever wind farm in Namibia, being built by Innosun Energy Holdings, will add five megawatts of electricity to the national power grid. Innosun is a Namibia-registered company owned by Namibian and French investors. The construction of the wind farm, known as Ombepo Wind … Continue reading Namibia first wind energy project nears completion

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Namibia’s wind energy expected to reduce grid pressure

Namibia is in the process of developing a wind farm that will bring an additional 44 MW to the national grid as well alleviate some of the pressure on the southern African grid.     Engineering consultancy firm WSP Africa on Wednesday in a statement said a joint venture between the United Africa Group and … Continue reading Namibia’s wind energy expected to reduce grid pressure

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Wind energy in Nambia: MoU with InnoSun for a 150 to 500 MW wind farm

French wind energy company Innovent, stated that through its subsidiary InnoSun, it plans to construct a 150 to 500MW  wind farm in Tsau//Khaeb national park, located in the south-west of Namibia.   The Namibian environmental commissioner, Theofilus Nghitila expressed his support for the development, stating that the move is an indication to the world that … Continue reading Wind energy in Nambia: MoU with InnoSun for a 150 to 500 MW wind farm

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Photovoltaic solar power plant opens at Omaruru, Namibia

Managing director of NamPower, Paulinus Shilamba said the plant by Innosun Energy Holdings is the first independent power producer (IPP) to set up a photovoltaic power plant in Namibia. Innosun was formed in 2008, with Black Diamond Investment as a local shareholder.     “The 4,5 MW solar power plant is a clear testimony of … Continue reading Photovoltaic solar power plant opens at Omaruru, Namibia

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Namibia looking to develop Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) with storage

Following South Africa’s concentrated solar power (CSP) success, Namibian utility NamPower and the Ministry of Mines and Energy are working on a CSP plant of at least 50 MW.     Following South Africa’s concentrated solar power (CSP) success in the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme, Namibian utility NamPower and the Ministry of … Continue reading Namibia looking to develop Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) with storage

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Namibia’s first solar energy plant

The N$120 million Omburu Solar Park, owned by French investor InnoSun, is situated about five kilometres south of Omaruru and is the first renewable energy project in Namibia by an independent power producer (IPP). Namibia’s first solar power plant, near Omaruru, is expected to add 4,5MW of electricity to NamPower’s national grid by early next … Continue reading Namibia’s first solar energy plant

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Concentrated Solar Power Technology Transfer for Electricity Generation in Namibia

Namibia’s Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME), recently called for a pre-feasibility study for a pilot concentrated solar power plant in Namibia, which was funded by the Energy and Environment Partnership (EEP). The project aims at increasing the share of renewable energies in the Namibian energy mix by developing the necessary technological framework and conditions … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power Technology Transfer for Electricity Generation in Namibia

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