The €100 million Mega Solar-Storage project will be built at Eswatini’s Edwaleni power plant.
Frazer Solar, an Australian-German company, has signed a definitive deal with the Government of Eswatini (Swaziland) for a 100MW solar battery project, which will be Africa’s largest.
With a capacity of 100MW, the €100 million Mega Solar-Storage project will be built at the Edwaleni power station in Matsapha, Eswatini.
It will provide electricity to Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries.
On a 54-hectare plot, the project will include 75,000 solar panels spanning 45 hectares.
By supplying much-needed electricity at peak periods, the Mega Solar-Storage system will assist to decrease load shedding in South Africa and SADC. The contract has a 40-year duration.
Frazer Solar subsidiary Frazium Energy is working on a large-scale solar-storage facility.
“We are very thankful to the Government of Eswatini for their support, confidence, and belief in our vision for this project, and we are so enthusiastic for the role we can play in Eswatini’s and Africa’s green energy future,” said Frazium Energy director Robert Frazer.
“We trust in Eswatini’s future strength – not only does this project build on the tremendous success of our solar hot water heaters earlier this year, but we also aim to spend beyond the €100 million already committed for the Mega Solar-Storage Project in the years ahead.”
“Africa’s largest battery is on its way, and it’ll stop at Eswatini.” Not only is the future bright, but it is also solar-powered.”