Solarpark in Namibia

Solarpark Namibia Ohorongo

GILDEMEISTER energy solutions builds solar park in Namibia

GILDEMEISTER energy solutions builds solar park in Namibia

In Namibia ist unter Federführung von GILDEMEISTER energy solutions in den vergangenen Wochen ein weiteres Großprojekt entstanden: Insgesamt 6,5MWp Leistung umfasst der Solar Park, der die größte namibische Zementfabrik mit Strom versorgt. Neben der zentralen Tätigkeit als Generalunternehmer war man in dem Projekt, das die deutsche SunEQ GmbH als IPP entwickelt hat, als Co-Entwickler beteiligt.

In contrast to many other parks of this size, the Ohorongo PV system does not feed the public grid, but directly supplies the neighbouring industrial customer, the largest cement factory in Namibia.

It is a tracked system with an installed capacity of 6.5 MWp. At the end of June, the 20,000 solar modules installed will go into operation and feed around 14 GWh electricity per year directly into the cement plant network.

"We put a lot of time and effort into the optimisation of the solar park in advance. AC / DC ratio, BOS costs, service concept: Everything was optimised in order to keep the leveled cost of energy (LCOE) as low as possible," Christian Kleinhans, Head of Project Development at GILDEMEISTER energy solutions, explains.

The solar park, which is so far unique in its size in the region, is seen nationwide as a flagship project and should be the basis for further construction projects with a similar structure. "The Namibian market in particular but especially southern Africa is very interesting for us and we´re looking forward to further projects in the region and the expansion of the development partnership with SunEQ", says André Kremer, Managing Director of GILDEMEISTER energy solutions.

Update: Since July 2019, GILDEMEISTER energy solutions has been operating as STEAG Solar Energy Solutions with the brand name SENS.

Photo by: Jaco Strauss / HopSol

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