Renewable Energy

What we do

The Division is tasked with the implementation of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency programmes. The key functions of the division are:

  • Provide energy access to off-grid public institutions
  • Implement and monitor policies
  • Provide information for investment purposes
  • Create awareness on energy related issues
  • Facilitate research and capacity building in the energy industry


Energy Access

The Ministry of Mines and Energy under the Off-grid Energization Master Plan (OGEMP) is electrifying government institutions such as schools, police stations, and clinics which are situated in off-grid localities using containerized photovoltaic (PV) systems.

Since 2013 the Ministry has supplied twenty-three (23) containerized photovoltaic (PV) systems: nine (9) in Omusati, seven (7) in Kunene and seven (7) in Otjozondjupa Region.

Promotion of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

  • to create a culture of energy consciousness
  • to improve framework conditions for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency technologies
  • to create dialogue platforms for advancement of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Projects implemented with Partners

  • Namibian Renewable Energy Programme (NAMREP) Phase I (2004-2007) and Phase II (2007-2010), co-funded by the Global Energy Facility (GEF) and supported by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Namibia Energy Efficiency Programme in Buildings (NEEP)(2010-2014), co-funded by GEF and supported by UNDP
  • Concentrated Solar Power Technology Transfer for Power Generation in Namibia (CSP TT NAM) programme (2014-2017), co-funded by GEF and supported by UNDP
  • Southern African Solar Thermal Training & Demonstration Initiative (SOLTRAIN), implemented by Namibia Energy Institute (NEI) and funded by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) through AEE - INTEC (Institute for Sustainable Technologies from Austria).
  • Energy Efficient Lighting and Appliance (EELA) in East and Southern Africa with the SADC Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE), funding support from the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), and ADA.
  • Green Peoples Energy (GPE) project, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale (GIZ).