solar energy

A mega-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 projects has left much of the region’s vast solar power potential largely untapped.

Namibia installs clean-powered desalination system

Namibia has inaugurated its first ever fully solar-powered seawater desalination system, moving closer to achieve its efforts in becoming self-sustaining.

first ever fully solar-powered seawater desalination system

The Namibian Government has commissioned the University of Namibia and the University of Turku in Finland in a joint initiative to implement the desalination system, MyProperty reported.

The inauguration took place earlier this month at the University of Namibia by H.E. Dr Sam S Nujoma, the founding President of the Republic of Namibia. UNAM Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kenneth Matengu, commented: "The impact we hope to receive through this plant is to contribute to food security and increase energy supply while simultaneously combatting and mitigating the effects of climate change. We can make Namibia green." According to the media statement, the system is among the first desalination plants in the world to operate on 100% renewable energy. It was designed and delivered by a Finnish water tech company called Solar Water Solutions.

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