Diaz: InnoVent’s second Namibian wind farm

InnoVent is building a 11 turbines wind farm on the Atlantic coast of Namibia as part of an ambitious national policy to enhance energy independence and decarbonization.

InnoVent in Namibia: 26 MW in Operation Since 2015


Active in Namibia since 2011, the InnoVent team has developed and built the country’s first three solar power plants (Omburu, Osona, Aussenkehr, each with 5 MWc) and the first wind farm (Ombepo, 6 MW). These infrastructures, with a total capacity of 21 MW, were commissioned between 2015 and 2017.

In 2019, InnoVent acquired a fourth solar power plant of 5 MWc in the Omusati region, thus increasing its capacity and availability. Currently, InnoVent operates 26 MW in Namibia, producing 76,500 MWh in 2023. The Namibian subsidiary, InnoSun, based in Windhoek, employs a team of 18 people covering all the necessary skills for the development and operation of wind and solar projects.

Diaz Wind Farm: The Result of InnoVent’s Expertise and Vision


Building on its successful experience with the Ombepo wind farm (3 turbines, 6 MW, producing 22 GWh per year), InnoVent acquired the Diaz wind project in 2022. Located near the Ombepo wind farm in the Lüderitz region, this site benefits from exceptional wind conditions with 5,000 hours of full production per year.

The Diaz wind farm will consist of 11 turbines for a total capacity of 44 MW. Construction began in 2023, with commissioning scheduled for July 2025.

Construction phase

Context and Benefits for Namibia


Namibia, a politically and economically stable country, is mostly covered by deserts and rich in mineral resources. The country, 1.5 times the size of France with a population of 2.5 million, aims to produce 70% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030. Currently, it imports 60 to 70% of its electricity, mainly from South Africa, where it is generated from coal, leading to frequent power outages and a trade deficit.

The renewable energy market in Namibia is rapidly expanding due to abundant wind and solar resources and high energy costs, ensuring good profitability. In 2023, InnoVent’s revenue in Namibia amounted to 6.5 million euros.

With an annual production of over 230 GWh of green electricity, the Diaz wind farm will represent 5 to 6% of Namibia’s electricity consumption (approximately 4,000 GWh per year), avoiding the emission of 200,000 tons of CO2 per year. This project will contribute to the country’s energy independence by reducing electricity imports and combating climate change.

Ombepo Wind Farm

1 Comment

  1. jackson Jackson

    We as Hitachi energy supplied the SF6 free first eco friendly breakers for Diaz. we expect to merit and invitation during enoguration


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