- At TICAD 7, Toyota Tsusho & Elsewedy Electric entered into an agreement to develop two solar PV projects with 50 MW capacity each in Zambia
- According to the agreement with the Zambian Ministry of Energy, the two projects will be accompanied with storage capacity
- Both the projects will come up by 2021 in the Zambian cities of Sesheke and Mungo
Two solar power projects with 50 MW capacity each will be developed in Zambia by Egypt’s Elsewedy Electric in cooperation with Japan’s Toyota Tsusho Corporation (TTC). The companies signed an agreement to this effect with the Zambian Ministry of Energy in Japan during Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7).
These solar projects will be accompanied with unknown storage battery capacity. According to Afrik21, the two projects will be located in Sesheke and Mungo cities of Zambia and will be grid connected on completion. Both the projects are expected to be online by 2021.
This agreement is one of the 16 memorandums of understanding (MoU) signed at TICAD 7 by the trading arm of Toyota Group. TTC also signed a MoU for an 80 MW hybrid wind, solar and storage project in Kenya through its group company Eurus Energy at the event (see 80 MW Wind+Solar+Storage Project In Kenya).