Fishing Company in Namibia Installs Rooftop Solar Power

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  • NovaNam Ltd in Namibia has invested N$36 million in two rooftop solar PV plants. 
  • NovaNam is part of the Pescanova Group of companies specialising in the harvesting and processing of fish.
  • The solar plants have been installed at the company’s hake value-addition processing plants at Lüderitz and Walvis Bay.

NovaNam’s managing director, Edwin Kamatoto, says by following through on the establishment of photovoltaic solar plants, the company has committed itself to using renewable energy.

“Against the backdrop of Namibia being poised to becoming a global player in renewable energy and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 7, our company has committed itself to the use of renewable energy,” Kamatoto says.

The solar plants will generate 317 000 kilowatts per month, and decrease the company’s annual CO2 emissions by 3 932 tonnes, with an outcome of 2 393 barrels of oil being reduced every year.

“Sustainability is not a part of our strategy, it is our strategy. This initiative will help contribute to free up other energy sources to meet much-needed developmental and infrastructural goals, especially at Lüderitz and in the Kharas region,” said Kamatoto.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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