Solar and Storage Opportunities to be Explored in Mozambique

Xenia Zoller

WHN Solar, S.A. has been awarded a grant by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) to evaluate the viability of a solar PV plant of up to 100 MW in Mozambique. The facility is planned to be developed in increments of 20-40 MW and it will include attached energy storage possibilities. The plant is going to be located on the property of Nacala International Airport in Nampula Province in northeastern Mozambique.

The study will be conducted by HDR International, Inc., a multidisciplinary engineering, environmental, and consulting firm, and will support the development of the Mozambican Nascala Region, which suffers from a lack of sufficient generation capacity and stability issues. The energy storage component of the project will help to stabilize the grid.

“USTDA is pleased to support this important project that will help diversify Mozambique’s energy generation mix,” said Paul Marin, USTDA’s Acting Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa. Ntanzi Carrilho, Executive Director and CEO of WHN Solar, adds: “With USTDA’s support, we hope to improve the quality and security of power supply in the region, with a positive impact on local communities.”

Source: USTDA

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