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50MW Solar Power Plant in Malawi

Brief Description of Project

This is development, build, own, operate and transfer a 50MW grid-tied solar power plant at Nkhoma in Lilongwe District in Malawi. All electricity generated is for sale to Electricity Supply Commission of Malawi (ESCOM) on a 20year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). The solar power plant will have 20-30% battery storage. 

Scope of work: 

Development Stage 

  • Agreement with off-taker and Min of Energy
  • Land Acquisition – 100 Hectares
  • Environmental and Social Impact studies
  • Feasibility study (including technology selection, yield calculations, financial models etc)
  • Grid Impact study
  • Power Purchase Agreement
  • Project finance 

EPC Stage

  • Engineering Design, Equipment Selection, Factory Acceptance Testing, Site Acceptance Testing, Project supervision
  • Procurement – supply and delivery of solar panels, sun tracker mounting frames, inverters, lithium-ion batteries, transformers, cabling, civil infrastructure, remote monitoring equipment, balance of system equipment.
  • Construction – civil (land clearing, road works, fence + security, site buildings, drainage, frame mounting) electrical connections (including sub-station connection), testing and commissioning, going live

Operation and Maintenance Stage

  • System operation including remote monitoring
  • Scheduled and breakdown maintenance (including solar panel cleaning, parts replacement etc)

Project budget – $60m


At least 43,000 households, commercial and industrial entities in Lilongwe and Dedza districts.


This project is owned by a consortium comprising of Fortune CP Ltd andIndiqua Consulting.

Stage of development

Early stages of development

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