Broll Namibia installs Wernhill phase II solar system

By Andre Tino

BROLL Namibia Managing Director, Terence Makari said the newly installed carport solar photovoltaic (PV) system at Wernhill Shopping Centre will go a long way in reducing the country’s carbon footprint.

Broll Namibia is a subsidiary of the Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group, and its new PV system is capable of producing 2 108 700 kilowatt-hours (kWh) annually.

The solar system is part of the second phase of Wernhil’s solar installations, with Phase I being a 1.13 Megawatts-peak (MWp) roof-top solar PV plant installed in 2019.

Both Phase I and II were engineered and installed by O&L Nexentury, but on Phase II O&L was assisted by Kraatz Engineering as sub-contractor.

Speaking at the launch, Makari shared his approval of the completion of Phase II labeling it a shift towards sustainable energy sources.

“We recognise our collective responsibility to urgently address climate change and this plant will greatly support us as we continue to reduce our carbon footprint by shifting to sustainable energy sources. Thanks to this installation we can expect a reduction in our carbon dioxide emissions of about 2100 tons per year as well as savings of an estimated N$1.28 million in the plant’s first year.

Makari thanked the technical teams at O&L Nexentury and Kraatz Engineering for their expertise and quality construction. “I am also grateful to my colleagues at Broll Namibia and O&L Group leadership for their commitment to a greener future, as part of our greater Group Purpose of ‘Creating a future, enhancing life.”