Namibia continues to face regular periods of load shedding. These blackouts mean few have access to ample electricity for even a basic standard of living — and this needs to change.

The drought at the Kariba Dam affects each of Namibia’s industries and is putting colossal pressure on every sector. Agriculture is also under enormous strain, and this is where renewable energy can step in to relieve the burdens caused by the seemingly endless drought.

With 2,200 kWh/m2 of annual solar potential, there is no doubt that solar is the ideal energy solution for Namibia.

Planned Projects

Solar offers a solution to both the electricity crisis and the lack of clean water, with PV technologies capable of transforming salt water into clean drinking water. What’s more, solar power creates job opportunities and works to combat high unemployment rates across the country. Namibia is tackling these issues with some promising new solar projects — part of its plans to supply 70% of its energy through renewable sources by 2030.

The Namibia Power Corporation (NamPower) is working with Access Aussenkehr Solar One Namibia — a Namibian independent power producer — to deliver the Khan solar project. This project will comprise 33,000 PV panels and is expected to supply renewable energy to 18,500 households.

NamPower is also set to tender a large concentrated solar project in 2022, with an anticipated commission date of 2025. The project will aim to meet the increased demands at peak times and is awaiting bidding.

The Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) has pledged financial support for a second new solar park in the Karas region, primarily funded by Otesa Energy Projects and Emesco Energy. This project is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save the country costs


Kodak + Pylontech

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Huawei 36 + Huawei 50

Solis 40 + Solis 50


SegenSolar has a variety of off-grid solar products that are perfect for installation in Namibia. If you are a homeowner, you can get in touch for more details about our work in Namibia. If you are a solar installer, you can register to our free portal to explore the product range.