The Republic of Angola covers 1,247,000 km² in the western region of Southern Africa and is the second-largest country south of the Sahara after the Democratic Republic of Congo.

In the country’s urban areas, 43% of the population has access to electricity, whilst the figure is just 8% in rural areas. However, there is an objective to reach 60% electrification by 2025.

Unfortunately, Angola’s policy and regulation around renewable energy is not particularly favourable for the widespread uptake of solar. PV products are subject to import duties and tax, grid electricity subsidies were cut by 85% in 2019, and there is no scope for net metering or feed-in tariffs.

Planned projects

Lubango PV Solar Park (or Quilemba Solar Power Station) will be a 35 MW ground-mounted solar project in the city of Lubango anticipated for commissioning in 2023. The project is being developed and currently owned by Greentech-Angola Environment Technology and Total Eren.

Angola will also be home to one of Sub-Saharan Africa’s largest solar initiatives, comprising seven solar projects for a total of 370 MW. Hitachi ABB Power Grids will supply the main electrical infrastructure, pioneering to integrate renewables in Angola’s most rural areas and shape a reliable and sustainable energy future in Angola. This project supports the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 7: ensuring that all people have access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy.

SegenSolar is keen to foster the development of additional small and large-scale solar installations across Angola. If you are a homeowner, you can get in touch for more details about our work in Angola. If you are a solar installer, you can register to our free portal to explore the product range.