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Winds of Change for Namibian Electricity

Wind energy could hold the key to Namibia becoming one of the first countries in the world to meet all of its electrical needs using only renewable energy. What this could mean for Namibia would be complete self-sufficiency as well as many jobs created as we look to generate all our own electrical needs locally.

Wind energy is not new technology; windmills have been using the power of the wind to pump water from the ground for hundreds of years. However, advancement in the technology has seen wind energy become a major player in energy generation in recent years.

Wind is a source of energy which is non-polluting and renewable as wind turbines create power without using fossil fuels, without producing greenhouse gases or radioactive or toxic waste.

99FM’s MYD Earth sat down with one of the leading renewable energy companies in Namibia, Innosun, to talk about their exciting projects in renewable energy here, that includes both solar and wind energy, and what the future of energy looks like in Namibia.

JB in studioInnosun have seven years of development work in Namibia that includes a project portfolio of more than 68.5 megawatts of solar power plants and 35 megawatts of wind power projects.

In 99FM’s MYD Earth show, we spoke to by Jan-Barend Scheepers, Project Manager at Innosun.

Here are some of the areas covered in this episode of MYD Earth :

  • Why renewable energy
  • The latest development in wind energy
  • The successes of the Innosun projects in renewable energy at Omaruru and Lüderitz
  • Information about the project in the pipeline that could see Namibia generating 100% of its energy needs using renewable sources

Take a listen to the MYD Earth show with Jan-Barend Scheepers of Innosun, here :