Namibia: Ohorongo Cement’s captive 5MWAC solar plant is preparing to start commercial operation by the end of June 2018. The unit is equipped with approximately 20,000 crystalline silicon modules mounted on a tracking system and an installed capacity of 6.5MWDC for an output of 5MWAC, according to the Daily Observer newspaper. Once it starts commercial operation it will provide an estimated 14GWhr/yr to the cement plant.
Investors have reached financial close in the project. The site has been developed and built by Germany’s SunEQ and its local partner Hungileni. Local financial partners also include Namibia Infrastructure Finance. Gildemeister Energy Solutions also worked on the project.