The construction of the 20MW Harava Solar Project in Seke Rural District is now 70 per cent complete and expected to start feeding into the national grid at Dema substation in two months time.
Speaking during a tour of the project by Energy and Power Development Minister Fortune Chasi on Thursday, Harava Solar co-founder and chief executive officer Ainos Ngadya said:
The project is now 70 per cent complete and we are expecting to start feeding into the national grid in the next two months.
All the equipment required to complete the project is now available, so we are sure the power plant will soon evacuate power into the national grid, feeding into the Dema substation.
In 2019, the government granted national project status to Harava Solar for the construction of the solar plant at a cost of almost US$25 million.
The project entails the building of a 20MW solar farm, with all the power earmarked to be fed into the national grid through the Dema 330kV substation.
A 132kV transmission line spanning 10km from the solar park to Dema substation is in the process of being set up.