Namibia - NISPCertified Solar. Protecting Nature. Helping People

Namibia – Tsumeb Regenerative Region

We are listening tot the call of the mayor of Tsumeb, and together with our partners are embarking on a new regenerative path forward for the Tsumeb region with the establishment of a 500MW NISPCertified Solar Park and Regenerative Region approach.

Message from the Mayor, M. Shipunga
“As the mayor of Tsumeb, the development of our town as the capital of the Oshikoto region is uppermost in my and my Council’s plans.

We appeal to all potential investors to come to Tsumeb, with its abundant water and other investment resources. As promised in our mission statement, all inhabitants of Tsumeb are encouraged to make this town a progressive and peaceful place in Namibia for residents, investors and tourists alike.”

Scope

  • Large Scale Solar Power Plant
  • Restoration of Nature via NISPCertified
  • New Sustainable path for the Region
  • Offer large scale job creation
  • Namibian Co-ownership and Partners

Cooperation & Regenerative Plans

  • Leafteasers is working on a next level certification system, Certified Planet Cooling

How to make
your Region Regenerative

Regenerate the Planet BV is embarking on a very ambitious approach, to regenerate the economy and regenerate the Planet. With a framework developed in cooperation with leading scientist and the Worldbank we seek to kickstart change on a scale not seen before. TerraWatt, TerraWatt International, TerraWatt Power & Storage and TerraWatt Regenerative are leading the clean energy approach.

Namibia is one of the best locations in the world for Solar Energy. TerraWatt International BV is glad and proud to be part of the ambition of Namibia and our local and international partners, when it comes to renewable electricity. The Project Development Objective (PDO) is to design, finance, build and operate a utility-scale 500 MW solar energy facility and battery energy storage solutions for Namibia and contribute to strengthen institutional capacity to facilitate scale-up of such technologies on a commercial basis in Namibia. The estimated costs of the solar park: $ 525 million, of which, depending on demand, upto 50 million will be available to be invested by local parties and people. The economic challenges are real, but this project can help economically, reduce poverty and create jobs. An affordable and dependable energy supply is a requirement for economic growth. The political stability of Namibia is a great benefit in order to attract investors. Namibia imports electricity from neighbouring south South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Electricity imports could drop 20% from current levels by 2025 when establised

"When completed the project will power around 30% of the total energy demand of Namibia"

The Project Development Objective (PDO) is to design, finance, build and operate a utility-scale 500 MW solar energy facility and battery energy storage solutions for Namibia and contribute to strengthen institutional capacity to facilitate scale-up of such technologies on a commercial basis in Namibia. The system will be built in 5 blocks of 100 MW and after completion of the PV plant, the storage facility will be built.

NISPCertified

There is a good case to be made for positive impact, such as reducing harmful air emissions, of deploying innovative renewable energy generation and storage technologies. Given this, it is equally important that such innovations necessarily require better risk management than conventional approaches as explained below.

Key issues pertain to the use of advanced and new technology – handling of potentially hazardous chemicals and material (in solar panels, etc.) – as well as conventional impacts of construction of heavy infrastructure – relating to ground development, changes to land use, health and safety concerns for the workers on – site as well as other users of the area, and facilities like roads that the project would use for construction period transport as well as operation and maintenance.

Most of these Environmental impacts are likely to be site-specific and reversible in nature where, mitigation measures are put in place through safeguards tools and can be managed to reduce these negative impacts of the interventions. The NISP (Nature inclusive Solar Park) certification (BRL K 11007) will reduce any negative impacts and seek positive impact on Nature, Biodiversity, Water mangement and landscape integration and technical connection issues.

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