IPP commissions 1MW Shakawe and 3MW Bobonong solar plants in Botswana

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  • Sturdee Energy has commissioned the Shakawe (1MW) and Bobonong (3MW) solar plants in Botswana.
  • Soventix was appointed EPC contractor for both projects. 
  • These projects are the first renewable energy IPPs in Botswana and represent a major milestone in the country’s renewable energy journey.

Under the  executed PPAs, Sturdee Energy will sell clean electrical energy to Botswana Power Corporation for 25 years, and  the projects are expected to produce over 10 000 MWh in their first year of operation.

The two projects were awarded in 2019 and entailed an investment of approximately US $ 5.5 million and contribute direct and indirect to supply of low-cost renewable energy and citizen employment.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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