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De Aar solar plant

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Developed & constructed by:
Mainstream Renewable Power
Operated by:
Globeleq SAMS
Location:
Northern Cape, South Africa
Technology:
Solar
Technology supplier:
Panel: Suntech (STP 290-24Vd Watt) Inverter: Siemens SINVERT PVS2400
Capacity:
50 MW
Project owners:
Globeleq, Mainstream Renewable Power, Thebe Investment Corp., Enzani Technologies, Usizo Engineering and Droogfontein Communal Property Association.
Financed by:
ABSA
Commercial operation date:
Quarter 2, 2014

De Aar solar plant

The 50MW De Aar solar park was submitted to Round 1 of the South African Government’s Renewable Energy Procurement Programme as part of a consortium.  The project was awarded preferred bidder status by the Department under the programme and reached commercial operation date in early April, 2014.  Each year the solar farm will generate sufficient electrical energy to meet the needs of 20,000 average South African households.

 
During the construction period the project created hundreds of jobs and during the twenty year operation of the solar plant approximately 20 long term jobs will be created to operate and maintain the facility. 
 
 

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