Consolidated Infrastructure Group (CONCO), out of South Africa, won a $16 million contract to build a 10-MW solar plant in Swaziland. The win comes from a successful bid in an international tender launched by the government of Swaziland a few months ago.
The solar plant will move Swaziland one step closer to its goal of weaning itself off its dependence on South Africa’s Eskom for its power needs. Currently the Kingdom of Swaziland imports 80% of its power needs from neighboring South Africa.
The country launched, at the beginning of 2019, a call for tenders for the construction of a 40 MW solar park and plans to produce 100% of its own electricity consumption by 2034.