• High expectations

    High expectations

    The continents first green hydrogen power plant is expected to come on stream in just two years.

    By 2024, the US$181.25 million project, based in Swakopmund, Namibia, will supply clean electricity power, 24 hours a day all year round, reports MoneyWeb.

    The country currently imports 40% of its power from South Africa.

    A 85 MW fleet of solar panels will power the electrolysers to produce the hydrogen, which can then be stored.

    Nicolas Lecomte, Southern Africa director of French independent power producer HDF Energy, says the plant will produce enough hydrogen power for at least 140 000 households.

    20 September 2022
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