Like many countries in Southern Africa, Zambia is also facing electricity shortages owing to the badly managed power infrastructure and ongoing drought at the Kariba Dam. A lack of hydropower has left swathes of the country in darkness without a foreseeable end. These droughts have impacted the power output significantly and have resulted in extensive periods of disruptive load shedding. In 2018, it was reported that two out of three people lacked access to electricity, and this figure has not changed much in recent years.
The country has over 2109 kWh/m2 of annual solar power potential thanks to 4,403 hours of sunshine each year — meaning PV energy is suited to Zambia’s climate perfectly. In 2019, the government mandated the procurement of 600 MW of PV energy to increase total electricity generation to 6,000 MW in the next 10 years.
SegenSolar is proud to offer reliable solar products to Zambia. A diligent supply of high-quality, dependable equipment will meet the country’s electricity demands with ease. It is a triumph to offer PV products to Zambia in the knowledge the population can cease reliance on diesel-fed generators that are both extremely costly and harmful to the environment.
SegenSolar hopes PV will provide an answer to a variety of concerns regarding the economic and social development of the country. The availability of solar power will open job opportunities for thousands, as every solar system must be installed by qualified installers. The clean energy harnessed from the sun can also be used to power essential public buildings such as hospitals to boost Zambia’s welfare from all angles.
As well as supplying to channel partners in the capital of Lusaka, the SegenSolar team hopes to offer PV solutions to Kitwe, Ndola, Livingstone and Chipata to create solar hubs across Zambia.
SegenSolar’s variety of off-grid inverters and powerful lithium-ion batteries are capable of supporting Zambia and offering a steadfast solution to the current crisis. Incorporating solar batteries means surplus power generated by the panels can be stored for later use even after the sun goes down. Discover the products now.