CEC has developed a 1MW Photovoltaic (or “PV”) solar plant on the Copperbelt that generates clean, reliable energy. The Riverside Solar Power Project is located near the Copperbelt University in Kitwe and became Zambia’s first grid-connected solar power plant when it was commissioned in April 2018. Occupying an area of 1.1 hectares, the Riverside solar PV plant uses 3,864 modules rated at 270W each.
CEC owns and operates a biodiesel production plant with the capacity to produce 900,000 litres per annum of an environmentally friendly and low-cost fuel as an alternative to fossil diesel. Biodiesel production is a positive step towards enhancing energy security in Zambia as it can ultimately reduce imports of fossil fuels. The biodiesel plant utilises jatropha and soya bean seed oil as its primary feedstock material.