Namibia's First Wind Farm Slated for 2016

Construction of the first wind farm is expected to start in the second or third quarter of next year with the potential involvement of the Lüderitz Town Council according to Alexandre Matton, a project engineer involved with local solar company, Innosun.

Explaining the detail to the Economist, Matton said Innosun is the first company to secure a power purchase agreement with NamPower and is the owners of the first solar energy plant.

For the wind farm, Innosun have thus far completed an environmental impact assessment and submitted a grid application license and will seek funding from commercial banks unlike the Omburu solar project which Matton explained, was financed to a large extent by the Development Bank of Namibia.