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Strategic Partnership to Develop the Nkhoma Deka Solar Park Project – Malawi

Solarcentury Africa and Renewable Energy Services Africa (“RESA”) are pleased to announce they have signed a joint development agreement to utilise their combined capabilities and strengths to deliver the Nkhoma Deka solar park project in Malawi.

BB Energy 20 December 2021

The Nkhoma project has secured over 150 hectares of land ideally located for the generation and export of solar power, and enjoys strong support from stakeholders including the local community at Nkhoma. When built, the Nkhoma solar park with integrated battery storage will deliver some 50MW AC of clean, reliable and renewable power to the Malawi electricity grid, making a significant contribution to the Government’s plan to increase power generation in the country by 1,000 MW by 2025.

The Head of Development for Solarcentury Africa, Jason De Carteret, commented “We have been very impressed with the team at RESA and the considerable work they have done to develop the Nkhoma project this far. We are thrilled to be working with RESA to deliver the Nkhoma project, as well as exploring other renewable power opportunities with them across Southern Africa.”

The Chief Executive Officer of RESA, Stan Chikakuda, commented “We are very pleased to have secured the support of such a strong  partner as Solarcentury  Africa. We look forward  to  working  with Solarcentury Africa, the local community at Nkhoma and public sector stakeholders at national and district level to deliver this important project for Malawi.”

Solarcentury Africa:        Jason de Carteret –
Karim Bassatne –
RESA:                                  Stan Chikakuda –

Solarcentury Africa is a market leader in the development of solar PV and storage projects with a decade of experience across multiple African countries. Solarcentury Africa is a vertically integrated developer using cutting edge design, smart technologies and robust controls to generate clean and economical power for businesses, communities and investors. Solarcentury Africa is part of the BB Energy Group.

BB Energy was established in 1937 and today is one of the world’s leading independent energy trading companies, with a fast-growing renewable energy and emission reduction division. The company has over 400 employees in 16 offices spanning five continents, with key trading hubs in London, Dubai, Singapore and Houston.

RESA is a renewable power company incorporated in the United Kingdom and majority owned by Malawian shareholders. The company has an active and growing pipeline of renewable power projects at various stages of development across Southern Africa. In Malawi, RESA has the ambition of scaling up Malawi’s renewable power capacity at grid level as well as with off-grid solutions.

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Karim Bassatne
Head of Corporate Communications
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