New solar plant expected to be completed by end of August, in combination with an efficient energy storage system will supply Chobe Water Villas with clean energy at a competitive price.
Owned and operated by O&L Leisure, a subsidiary of the Olthaver & List Group, is currently off-grid and relies on gensets to meet the energy needs.
The photovoltaic plant will be combined with an efficient and fully automated energy storage system that is controlled by CRONIMET’s technical department in Germany. It will allow the lodge in the Kasika Conservacy in the Namibian Zambezi region to cover their full daytime electricity demand and to further reduce the reliance on gensets at night.
The plant that is now under construction adds to CRONIMET’s portfolio within the African hospitality sector.
After having realized plants at Mokuti Etosha Lodge and Midgard Country Estate, CRONIMET developed another commercially feasible and environmentally friendly energy solution for a remote lodge.
CRONIMET will be the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) provider for the project and provide Operation and Maintenance services to the plant.
OLC Solar Energy, a joint venture of O&L Energy and CRONIMET Mining Power Solutions GmbH will operate the plant as the Independent Power Producer (IPP).
CRONIMET Mining Power Solutions GmbH is a German-based renewable energy company founded in 2013 that develops, builds, finances, owns and operates utility scale solar PV power plants and mini-grids across sub-Saharan Africa.
In just a few years, CRONIMET has become one of the leading solar photovoltaic (PV) developers and independent power producers in Southern Africa, with operating PV plants and projects under development in Botswana, South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia and several other African countries.