Lesotho produces 80 megawatts of electricity and the demand in winter goes as high as 120 megawatts. Opportunities lie in the generation of solar energy, wind energy and hydro power to generate electricity and meet the current supply gap. Excess power can be sold to neighbouring countries.

Solar energy

In regard to solar energy, the Lesotho Energy Master Plan estimated solar energy at an annual average of 7,520 MJ/m2 per day on horizontal surface. As part...

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Wind energy

Even more exciting is the wind energy potential in Lesotho. Estimates have ranged that there is the potential to generate over 6,000 MW of wind power in...

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Hydro power

The Lesotho Highlands Water project offers opportunities for mid to large scale hydropower development and several studies have been conducted on possible pumped-storage plants as well. It...

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About LNDC

The Lesotho National Development Corporation (LNDC) is the main parastatal of the Government of Lesotho charged with the implementation of the country’s industrial development policies.

“The mandate of the Corporation is to initiate, promote and facilitate the development of manufacturing and processing industries, mining and commerce in a manner calculated to raise the level of income and employment in Lesotho.”  more...

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Lesotho National Development Corporation
Block A, Development House, Kingsway Street
Maseru, Lesotho, 100

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