West Lunga Solar PV Park is a 54.3MW solar PV power project. It is located in Lusaka, Zambia. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in March 2019.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Solar PV 54.3 54.3 Active Lusaka, Zambia Bangweulu Power; First Solar; Neoen


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. The project cost is $60m.

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 Solar was selected to render EPC 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 Solar were contracted to render operations & maintenance services for the project.

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 technology. First Solar also offers solar PV power systems, and operations and maintenance services to system owners; and energy storage solutions and algorithms to design and simulate the optimal dispatch of a system. 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. It has solar module manufacturing facilities in the US, Malaysia, Germany and Vietnam. First Solar is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, the US.

About Neoen

Neoen SA (Neoen) is a renewable energy company. The company carries out the development and design; construction project management, finance, and maintenance of renewable energy power plants. In addition, it monitors the construction work of power plants. It generates electricity from various renewable energy sources including solar, wind, and biomass. The company operates solar PV farms in France and lithium-ion power reserve in Hornsdale, Australia. It has operations in Ireland, Australia, Portugal, France, Mexico, El Salvador, Argentina, Zambia, Finland, and Mozambique. Neoen is headquartered in Paris, Ile-de-France, France.


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