Namibia’s Karas Governor, Lucia Basson, said the region has the potential to supply electricity to the entire country and could produce surplus power if the massive solar potential is harnessed and unlocked, reported New Era.
Underlining the efforts that have been made by the Electricity Control Board and other entities, Basson is confident that the country could export electricity generated from solar power, ESI Africa informed.
Basson further highlighted some of the advantages of renewable energy, for instance being cheaper in the long run. Cheaper electricity would stimulate the region’s economy, as more investors would be drawn to the area due to cheap electricity, adding that electricity is an essential part of doing business.
She said: “We have the opportunity now to use the power of the sun to empower ourselves and become active citizens in the sense that we produce the energy we need.”
“Supporting the development of large-scale renewable energy is not just the right thing to do for Namibia, it is also the smart thing to do regarding climate change and the best way in which power crisis issues can be dealt with,” Keetmanshoop Deputy, Mayor Hilia Titus, said.