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100MWp Tati solar project will be Botswana's first solar IPP project


Solarcentury Africa and Shumba Energy to co-develop Botswana project

The two companies have signed a co-development agreement which will see them deliver renewable energy and storage projects together in Southern Africa.

African focused energy storage and renewable energy developer, Solarcentury Africa, and Botswana based energy company, Shumba Energy, have signed a co-development agreement. 

Under the agreement, the two companies will utilise their combined capabilities and strengths to deliver renewable energy and storage projects together in Southern Africa, beginning with the grid connected 100MWp Tati solar project in Botswana.

“We are thrilled to be working with Shumba Energy, not only to deliver the Tati project, but also to realise the substantial growth opportunity for solar in Botswana and other countries across Southern Africa,” said Jason De Carteret, the Head of Development for Solarcentury Africa.

Combined forces of the Tati solar project

Shumba Energy was last month granted a generation license for the development of the 100MW Tati solar energy facility by the energy regulator of Botswana. The plant is set to be the first large-scale solar energy plant developed by an independent power producer (IPP) in the Southern African country.

The inclusion of Solarcentury Africa into the Tati project will be advantageous, and will help accelerate the project’s development as the company comes with vast experience in execution of projects of such scale.

“We are both delighted and proud that we could attract a partner of the calibre and experience of Solarcentury Africa that has a real track record of delivery of sustainable projects that can enable the Shumba vision of maximizing our contribution to achieving carbon neutrality within our greater business and on our continent,” commented Alan Clegg, the Chairman of Shumba Energy.

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