Solarcentury Africa & RESA to Develop 50MW Solar PV Project in Malawi

  • Solarcentury Africa and Renewable Energy Services Africa (“RESA”) have signed a joint development agreement to utilise their combined capabilities and strengths to deliver the 50MW Nkhoma Deka solar park project in Malawi.

The Nkhoma project has secured over 150 hectares of land ideally located for the generation and export of solar power, and enjoys strong support from stakeholders including the local community at Nkhoma. When built, the Nkhoma solar park with integrated battery storage will deliver some 50MW AC of clean, reliable and renewable power to the Malawi electricity grid, making a significant contribution to the Government’s plan to increase power generation in the country by 1,000 MW by 2025.

The Head of Development for Solarcentury Africa, Jason De Carteret, commented “We have been very impressed with the team at RESA and the considerable work they have done to develop the Nkhoma project this far. We are thrilled to be working with RESA to deliver the Nkhoma project, as well as exploring other renewable power opportunities with them across Southern Africa.”

The Chief Executive Officer of RESA, Stan Chikakuda, commented “We are very pleased to have secured the support of such a strong partner as Solarcentury Africa. We look forward to working with Solarcentury Africa, the local community at Nkhoma and public sector stakeholders at national and district level to deliver this important project for Malawi.”

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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