Status: Under Construction

Size: 4.5MW

Namibia in southern Africa is expected to see its first large-scale PV plant come online early next year following a ground-breaking ceremony last week.

The 4.5MW project is being built in Omburu, to the north-west of the Namibian capital, Windhoek, by French company InnoSun.

Power from the project will be sold under a 25-year power purchase agreement to Namibian utility, NamPower. According to InnoSun, its output will be roughly 11,025MWh per year, enough to supply 1% of Namibia’s electricity consumption.

Speaking to PV Tech, Marc Piquer Coll, InnoSun’s project manager for network connections, said the Omburu project would be complete in March 2015.