Four bidders shortlisted for 200 MW concentrated solar power plant in Botswana

The plant, which will use lenses or mirrors to focus a large area of sunlight onto a receiver, is due to be operational by 2027 and is the flagship renewable project in government’s Integrated Resources Plan (IRP) for energy development in the years to 2040. The Ministry of Minerals and [...]

Letlhakane Concentrated Solar Power Plant in Botswana

The Letlhakane Concentrated Solar Power Plant is a planned 100 MW concentrated solar power station in Botswana. The owner, developer and operator of this solar power complex will be an independent power producer, whose identity will be revealed when the ongoing open bidding is concluded. Bids were received until June [...]

April 11 Deadline to Tender for 200MW Concentrated Solar Power in Botswana

Interested independent power producers (IPPs) have until April 11th, 2022 to apply for the pre-qualification process for the construction of two Concentrated Solar Power plants in Botswana. Botswana’s Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security has issued a call for expressions of interest from independent power producers (IPPs). The [...]

Botswana plans to erect 200 MW concentrated solar plant

Botswana said its seeking companies to build and operate a 200 megawatt concentrated solar power plant, its biggest clean energy project to date. In an announcement on Tuesday, the Energy Ministry issued an invitation for companies to pre-qualify for the program, which would involve financing its construction and completing the [...]

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US signs pact for up to 5-GW solar power project in Botswana, Namibia

The Biden-Harris administration has signed a memorandum of intent (MOI) regarding a plan to build a solar power complex of up to 5 GW in Botswana and Namibia. According to a Monday announcement, the US government will cooperate with those of the two African nations involved, the African Development Bank, [...]

Botswana is Now Looking for Bids to Build 200 MW of Concentrated Solar Power

Under a new integrated resource plan published by the government in December 2020, Botswana plans to build 200 MW of CSP capacity by 2026. The procurement process will start this year, it said. The plan, which received the backing of Botswana and Namibia government officials and the World Bank, proposed [...]

Botswana to build 200 MW of Concentrated Solar Power

Botswana plans to build 200 MW of CSP capacity by 2026, according to a new integrated resource plan (IRP) published by the government on December 15. The procurement process will start this year, it said. Botswana is a land-locked sub-Saharan country bordering South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe. In total, [...]

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Botswana Launches PV and Concentrated Solar Power Generation Plan

Government has developed a plan for reliable, safe and affordable electricity supply in Botswana. Launching the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) on December 15, Minister of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security Mr Lefoko Moagi said the intension was to achieve an energy generation mix of at least 15 [...]

Namibia-Botswana project for building both photovoltaic and concentrated solar power plants

The signing of an agreement between Namibia and Botswana to construct a mega solar photovoltaic project is imminent, Namibian Minister for Mines and Energy Tom Alweendo has shared. A full feasibility study will then follow to determine the location and size of the project setting in motion construction plans for [...]

New trans-Africa Concentrated Solar Power, PV plan tests regional scaling skills

A 4.5 GW solar build plan proposed by multilaterals and governments in Botswana and Namibia will present significant scaling challenges, requiring clear political momentum and a ramped tendering and development process, regional experts told New Energy Update. In August, the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on Energy unveiled a [...]

A solar initiative will help southern Africa shine

Mega-solar projects – large-scale installations capable of producing upwards of hundreds of megawatts (MW) of power – are generating much-needed electricity in countries all over the world. In sunny southern Africa, however, a historic lack of public-private partnerships outside of South Africa and, until recently, Zambia, to develop such [...]

Assessment of the concentrated solar power potential in Botswana

Highlights•Botswana has more than 1800 kWhy−1 of direct normal irradiance (DNI) which exceeds the threshold for economic viability of concentrating solar power (CSP) technology. Botswana has approximately 220,016 km2 of available land to support CSP plants, which represents approximately 38% of the total land area.•The largest proportion of available land relative [...]

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Major Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) developers to discuss Southern Africa’s potential market

Namibia is preparing its first 50 MW concentrated solar power project and Botswana has too plans to include renewable energy amongst its energy portfolio.

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