80 MW Gaborone solar project, Botswana

PROJECTS

80 MW Gaborone solar project, Botswana

Client

Goldsol

Services

Feasibility Studies

Begining

2013

Conclusion

2013

Location

Gaborone

CONTEXT

Botswana had the goal to achieve 25% renewables by 2030 and the need to increase installed generation capacity in the medium term and had also one of the best solar resources in the world and has currently generation units in its portfolio with running costs higher than the cost of solar energy, as is the case of the diesel Orapa unit.

The Solar Photovoltaic technology has evolved significantly in recent years with significant cost reductions. Also, the recent auctions promoted by South Africa for large scale solar plants have attracted much interest and competition allowing for the definition of a publicly available reference price for solar Photovoltaic energy in the region under a competitive and efficient environment.

 

 

OBJECTIVES

Provide the client (GoldSol) with a feasibility project to be submitted do the Botswana Government seeking the signing of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)

 

 

DESCRIPTION

The “80 MW Gaborone solar project” was a 5 year implementation project comprising the implementation of 7 solar PV projects and the construction of a local PV panel assembly factory.

 

 

SUMMARY OF SERVICES

The services rendered for the “80 MW Gaborone solar project” here:

  • Site identification and validation
  • Grid Connection study
  • Solar resource analysis and generation forecast
  • Financial model
  • Feasibility study
  • Presentation teaser