The Zambian government launched a call for qualification (RfQ) for the construction of solar power plant projects with a total capacity of 100 MW.
According to RfQ references, the power station projects submitted by the companies concerned must have a capacity of at least 20 MW each. The planned location for their installation should also be close to one of the substations of the national electricity grid. In addition, each company has the capacity to submit two different plant projects.
A maximum of 20 projects will be pre-selected, as a first step, to provide a complete technical and financial proposal after which the projects finally selected will be known.
The construction of these plants is part of the country's renewable energy purchase program, led by the German Development Bank (KfW). As part of this program, the country aims to establish 200 MW of renewable energy plants, in three years.