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Efforts are underway to establish carbon markets in Namibia – a trading system in which carbon credits are sold and bought to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce the impact of climate change. The project is funded by the Japanese government to the tune of US$1 million.
A new solar tracker that is completely self-supporting in generating and storing energy to be tested in Namibia. The Ecoplant solar tracker comes in different sizes and can be placed remotely as it is completely self-supporting in generating and storing energy. At the same time, it can be used as a platform for flood safety lights.
According to Namibia Household national data, only 20% of houses located in rural areas are connected to a power grid. To ramp up the access to electricity for these mostly marginalized households, the Ministry of Mines and Energy launched the Green People’s Energy Project under its Solar Revolving Fund.
According to Namibia’s household national data, there are 235 884 rural households, of which 35 855 are connected to the grid, while 18 324 have access to solar energy, giving rural electrification a rate of 20%.
Namsov, a subsidiary fishing company of Tunacor Group, opened Namibia’s first solar-powered horse mackerel fish processing plant at Walvis Bay. Apart from solar panels to generate power, the factory of 4 000 square metres houses refrigeration and cold stores, a canteen and truck loading bay.
There is a growing awareness that economic growth on its own, particularly based on short-term gains, may not lead to improvements in human welfare if this does not take into account social and environmental concerns.

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