One of NNF’s five areas of focus is Climate Change, mitigation and adaptation, and we see the wide-spread use of energy from renewable sources in Namibia as contributing towards this. In 2013 NNF was successful in securing funding for the implementation of solar at its its offices in Windhoek. Solar PV panels and were donated by a French renewable energy company who are called InnoSun in Namibia (valued at N$50,000) and the AVI Community Grant Scheme supported the funding of the installation (N$30,000).
- Reduced electricity consumption from the grid (5,000 kWh per year) and reduced electricity bills (N$6,500 per year based on current prices) for the Non Government Organisations (NGOs) who share office space at 76-78 Frans Indongo Street, Windhoek, Namibia
- Reduced carbon emissions - approximately 5 tonnes of CO2 per year
- Security of electricity supply for the 4 NGOs (now 5) as NNF shares this site with other organisations working in the environmental and rural development sectors.
- Excess electricity generated makes a contribution to City of Windhoek supply
- Promotion of the use of renewable energy in Namibia – NNF would promote and be a demonstration site to encourage uptake of solar energy
The solar panels became active on the 10th of February 2014 and updates on results against objectives will be posted in the Project Sections at the top of this page. See Interim Results as of September 2014.
Thank you to the two donors who helped to make this happen.