A solar power plant installed at Midgard Country Lodge, a property owned and operated by Ohlthaver & List Leisure in Namibia, recently went into operation. The plant is expected to reduce Midgard’s electricity costs and lower the carbon emissions of the energy intensive operations covering Midgard’s total daytime energy demand.
Courtesy of Cronimet
The photovoltaic plant with an installed capacity of 128 kWp was built by Cronimet Mining Power Solutions as an EPC contractor on behalf of O&L Energy who is the IPP owner. The plant is further partly subsidized by the German Investment and Development Organization and will serve as a demonstration plant for technical skill transfer, on-the-job training and vocational workshops.
According to Steffen Kammerer, Managing Director of Cronimet, the completion of the plant at Midgard Country Lodge is a milestone.
“The Midgard project is the very first project we realized with a partner from the hospitality industry. However, it emphasizes our ambition to support the African hospitality industry going green. Our PV plants ensure hoteliers a reliable off-grid and eco-friendly energy supply at a reliably favorable price,” Kammerer said.
Besides Midgard Country Lodge, Cronimet is currently constructing a PV plant at the Namibian Mokuti Etosha Logde, which is also a property owned and operated by O&L Leisure.