Japan to fund P83m Gaborone solar power station
source: The Botswana Gazette
Written by NCHIDZI SMARTS
Thursday, 11 February 2010 17:00
Botswana has taken strides towards ensuring sufficient electricity supply by signing Exchange of Notes with Japan for the construction of a modern solar power station in Gaborone.
The Japanese government has provided the country with a grant of 1, 11 billion Japanese yen or P83 million for the establishment of a 1 megawatt Photovoltaic (solar) power station in the nation’s capital city.
When completed the project is expected to mitigate the power shortage in the country. Botswana has relied heavily on imports to meet its growing demand for energy and currently imports 80 percent of its electricity from neighbouring countries, particularly South Africa. South Africa has significantly reduced its power sale commitment because of [continue reading]