29 Feb '16, 11am

First Solar modules chosen for 5MW Namibia project

First Solar modules chosen for 5MW Namibia project

First Solar modules have been chosen for what is expected to be Namibia's largest grid-connected PV power plant. Swiss developer HopSol has selected First Solar modules for a 5MW project in Namibia in southern Africa. The Otjozondjupa Solar Park is set to be Namibia’s largest grid-connected PV project when completed later this year, accounting for around 1% of the country’s total generation capacity. Located near Grootfontein in central Namibia, the Otjozondjupa project will incorporate around 52,000 of First Solar’s CdTe thin-film modules. It is expected to deliver around 14,000MWh of electricity per year to state-owned utility, NamPower. “Our decision to select First Solar’s thin film modules was primarily driven by the operating conditions in the area. We needed a reliable module technology that would thrive in the hot temperatures that are common in the summer months a...

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