CEO of Namibia Investment Promotion and Development Board (NIPDB) Nangula Nelulu Uaandja in IPAs Africa Forum 1 on June 13, 2021. Press Photo
CAIRO - 13 June 2021: CEO of Namibia Investment Promotion and Development Board (NIPDB) Nangula Nelulu Uaandja said Sunday in IPAs Africa Forum 1 that her country aims for the generation of 5 GW of electricity and that surpasses the local industrialization rates giving room for exporting to southern and eastern African countries.
Such electricity will be derived from solar energy making use of the two deserts located in the country.
It is noted that Namibia and Botswana are partnering up to establish “Mega Solar,” a solar park, funded by the USAID within ‘Power Africa’ initiative aimed at assisting southern African countries to switch from the use of fossil fuel to the use of clean energy. The solar park’s capacity ranges between 3 GW and 5 GW.