Tag: Botswana

Massive green hydrogen project planned in Botswana and Namibia

According to the Africa Solar Industry Association (AFSIA), plans for a massive renewables-powered green hydrogen project in Botswana and Namibia have been quadrupled, from 1 GW to 5 GW of generation capacity. Van Zuylen also announced the launch of a 1 GW solar project in Algeria last year, which is expected to be completed this year, as well as plans for five projects totaling 975 MW in South Africa.

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Renewable readiness assessment for Botswana

Botswana has considerable unexploited renewable energy potential, especially as solar, wind and bioenergy and aims to use these renewables to achieve economic energy security and independence. Botswana announced at the end of 2020 that renewable energy would account for at least 15% of the country’s energy mix by 2030, with 50% renewable energy contribution to the energy mix by March 2036.

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BPC signs PPA for solar PV plants in Botswana

Sturdee Energy, an independent power producer, has signed two power purchase agreements with the state-owned Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) for its Bobonong and Shakawe solar PV projects in Botswana. The total capacity of the two plants will be 4 MWp.

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