West Lunga Solar PV Park is a 54.3MW solar PV power project. It is located in Lusaka, Zambia. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in March 2019. Buy the profile here.

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Description

The project was developed by Bangweulu Power, First Solar and Neoen. The project is currently owned by Bangweulu Power with a stake of 100%.

West Lunga Solar PV Park is a ground-mounted solar project which is spread over an area of 52 hectares.

The project generates 100,000MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 30,000 households, offsetting 19,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year.

Development status

The project got commissioned in March 2019.

Power purchase agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to ZESCO under a power purchase agreement. The power is sold at the rate of $0.06kWh for a period of 25 years. The contracted capacity is 47.5MW.

Contractors involved

Sterling and Wilson Renewable Energy was selected to render engineering procurement construction services for the solar PV power project.

First Solar was selected as the supplier of the PV modules for the project. The company installed 453,000 modules at the site.

Bangweulu Power and Sterling and Wilson Renewable Energy were contracted to render operations & maintenance services for the project.

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About Bangweulu Power

Bangweulu Power Corporation Limited, a special purpose vehicle owned by a consortium comprising Neoen/First Solar and the Industrial Development Corporation of Zambia (IDC).

About First Solar

First Solar Inc (First Solar) is a provider of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. It designs, manufactures and sells PV solar modules. The company produces solar systems using cadmium telluride (CdTe) technology. First Solar also offers solar PV power systems, and operational and maintenance services to system owners. Its proprietary, vertically integrated process converts glass sheets into solar panels. The company serves utilities, commercial and industrial companies, independent power producers, and other system owners in Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and North America. The company has solar module manufacturing facilities in the US, Malaysia, and Vietnam. First Solar is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, the US.

About Neoen

Neoen SA (Neoen) is a renewable energy company that focused on the development, design, construction project management, finance, and maintenance of renewable energy power plants. The company generates the electricity from various renewable energy sources including solar, wind and biomass. Neoen power plants portfolio comprises providencia, ombrineo, degrussa, cestas, ygos, luxey, geloux, seixal, cabrela, coruche, hornsdale I, bussy-lettree, raucourt II, villacerf, bais et trans, reclainville, chapelle vallon and la montagne. The company has operational presence in Ireland, Australia, Portugal, France, Mexico, El Salvador, Argentina, Zambia, Finland, Mozambique, Finland and Sweden. Neoen is headquartered in Paris, Ile-de-France, France.

This content was updated on 22 April 2024

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