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Solarcentury Africa

Since BB Energy acquired Solarcentury Africa in March 2021 it has become a key part of BB Energy’s renewable ambition. Solarcentury Africa’s integrated business model means it builds, owns and operates solar projects as well as managing the financial and commercial stages such as equity, debt, power purchase agreements and energy management.

To date, Solarcentury Africa has developed, designed, installed and delivered multi-megawatt projects across several African countries.

In October 2023, Solarcentury Africa completed its 11.25 MWp solar and 8.5 MWh battery hybrid system at the Balama Graphite Mine in Mozambique.  Furthermore, Solarcentury Africa is due to start construction of the 19 MWp Gerus solar plant in Namibia this year and has also received licenses to build a 120 MWp solar plant in Botswana and another 60 MWp solar plant in Namibia.

Solarcentury Africa has over 800 MW of renewable projects under development through exclusive agreements, and an additional 4GW of solar projects in the pipeline.

BB Energy and Solarcentury Africa have plans to become a significant regional power company in Southern Africa through membership of the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) which was granted in April 2024.

Since BB Energy acquired Solarcentury Africa it has focused on solar projects in Africa however with global demand for renewable power growing, it plans to expand its horizons to renewable projects beyond the continent, most recently it achieved financial close on a 14 MWh battery energy storage system in Gibraltar.

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