Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world. As only around 10 per cent of the population has access to electricity there is a strong need for increasing energy supply.
With its second solar park under construction in Malawi, IFU makes an important contribution to support the green transition and improving living conditions in the country. Financing is provided through the Danish Green Future Fund.
JCM Power Corporation (JCM Power), has started the construction of a 20-megawatt PV solar power park. This is the company’s second solar power park following a 60-megawatt project in Salima that started producing electricity during the fourth quarter of 2021.As only around 10 per cent of the population in Malawi has access to electricity, the additional generating capacity is highly needed. It will contribute to increasing the share of RE in the energy mix in Malawi, create a more reliable power supply and potentially reduce the use of firewood for cooking, which has adverse health effects and leads to deforestation