Namibia has long been at the mercy of electricity imports from South Africa and other countries across the region (60% of their energy needs). In order to reduce this dependency, reforms have been undertaken in an attempt to attract independent power producers (IPPs) into Namibia’s power sector. It is in this context that the Ejuva One and Ejuva Two solar PV projects were developped.
The plants are located in the Omaheke region and are the first twin solar PV plants of the country, supplying 18,000 households with green electricity. The project features state-of-the-art solar panels in Namibia, on a land that was unused prior to the project.
With an installed capacity of 6 MW each, these two solar power plants have positive demonstration effects for solar development in Namibia and neighboring countries.
The Ejuva Solar PV projects were developed by CiGenCo, a Mauritian company that specializes in investing, developing and operating power generating plants in Sub-Saharan Africa. With an installed capacity of 5 MW each, these two solar power plants have positive demonstration effects for solar development in Namibia and neighboring countries.