Israel’s Gigawatt Global And Gigawatt Wind To Establish Renewable Energy Plant In Zambia

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A groundbreaking renewable energy initiative is underway in Zambia, led by Israel’s Gigawatt Global and Gigawatt Wind, to establish a joint solar and wind power station capable of generating 71 megawatts of electricity.


The $100 million investment was finalized during Hakainde Hichilema, Zambian President’s recent visit to Israel. After seven years of negotiations, the project gained momentum with the president’s approval, obtaining necessary agreements and licenses.


The innovative facility, located in Chibombo, Zambia, will be the first in Sub-Sahara Africa to combine wind and solar energy, providing continuous renewable energy 24/7. This achievement represents a significant milestone in the renewable energy sector, benefiting both Zambia and Israel and fostering bilateral relations.


Gigawatt Global plans to expand more such projects to other African countries. The plant addresses the challenge of solar energy storage by utilizing wind energy to complement solar power, ensuring a continuous supply of electricity. The Zambian utility company will sign a 25-year power purchase agreement to support the project’s sustainability.

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