OnePower Lesotho has evolved from a provider of small-scale energy access solutions to an all-encompassing renewable energy company, developing the largest solar PV plant in Lesotho.

Neo 1 Project – 20 MW Solar Farm

In 2017, 1PWR was selected as the Preferred Bidder for a project to build Lesotho’s first utility-scale solar project, a 20MW PV facility in Mafeteng District. 1PWR is partnering with Scatec Solar, a leading international developer of utility-scale solar projects, and Norfund, Norway’s Development Finance Institution.

The NEO I has received broad international support. One key partner is the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), a US $95-million multi-donor facility funded by the governments of Denmark, the United Kingdom, the United States and Italy and hosted by the Renewable Energy Department of the African Development Bank (AfDB). In addition, we have received project development support from the AfDB’s Africa Climate Technology Centre (ACTC) and technical advisory services from the Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP).

Site of the future Neo I Project