Project details
1094 · Solar energy
  • Outapi, Namibia
Using Namibia's potential for solar energy

In Namibia, the sun shines an average of 10 hours a day – it is one of the sunniest countries on earth and therefore has enormous potential for solar energy. However, the country imports 60 percent of its electricity from neighbouring countries and 40 percent of the rural population has no access to electricity at all. In northern Namibia, a ten-hectare solar energy farm produces 9,350 MWh of energy per year.

Producing power since July 2018, it was developed with the support of ClimatePartner. The project contributes to increasing the share of renewable energies in Namibia's electricity mix to increase and improve the national and regional power supply.

How does solar energy contribute to climate action?Since energy from solar panels is created without burning fossil fuels, it is considered emission-free. The growth of renewable energy production is essential to prevent global warming and secure energy supplies for the future. The amount of emissions saved by a solar energy project is calculated using the baseline method: how much CO2 would be released by generating the same amount of energy using standard energy production methods for the region?
Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Affordable and Clean EnergyEvery year, it is expected to feed 9,356 MWh of energy into Namibia's grid, helping to make the country independent of energy imports and improve electricity supply.
Decent Work and Economic GrowthThe power plant has created new jobs and local companies benefit from improved energy supply.
Climate ActionThe project saves about 16,680 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.
Project standardVerified Carbon Standard (VCS)TechnologySolar energyRegionOutapi, NamibiaEstimated annual emission reductions16,689 t CO2Validated byTÜV NORD CERT GmbHVerified byTÜV NORD CERT GmbH