This page lists details of South Africa's larger (> 5 MW) solar power stations. In time links will be created for each entity, where further details will be available.
 
Name Longitude
(E)
Latitude
(S)
near Technology Capacity
(MW)
Developer Status
 Adams 23. 27.  Hotazel  PV () 5    
 Adams 2 23.0134 27.3656  Hotazel  PV (fixed) 75  Enel  under construction
 Aggeneys 18.8913 29.2395  Aggeneys  PV (1-axis) 46  BioTherm Energy  
 Aries 20.7852 29.4965  Kenhardt  PV (fixed) 9.65  BioTherm Energy  operational
 Aurora 18.5029 32.6432  Aurora  PV (fixed) 9    operational
 Bellatrix . .  Victoria West  PV () 5    
 Bokamoso 26.4026 27.1652  Leeudoringstad  PV (1-axis) 68  SunEdison  
 Bokpoort 21.9951 28.7262  Groblershoop  CSP (PT) 50    operational
 Boshof 25.1950 28.4662  Boshof  PV (1-axis) 60  SunEdison  operational
 De Aar (Mulilo) 24.0054 30.6281  De Aar  PV (fixed) 10  Mulilo  operational
 De Aar (Mainstream) 24.0339 30.6192  De Aar  PV (fixed) 45.6  Mainstream  operational
 De Aar 3 24.0790 30.5796  De Aar  PV (fixed) 75  Solar Capital  operational
 De Wildt 27.9321 25.6404  Brits  PV (1-axis) 50  SunEdison  
 Dreunberg 26.2103 30.8372  Burgersdorp  PV (1-axis) 69.6  Scatec  operational
 Droogfontein 24.7520 28.6117  Kimberley  PV (fixed) 45.6  Mainstream  operational
 Droogfontein 2 24.6991 28.5641  Kimberley  PV (1-axis) 75  SunEdison  
 Du Plessis 4 24. 30.  De Aar  PV () 5    
 Dyasonsklip 1 21.0724 28.5766  Upington  PV (1-axis) 75  Scatec  
 Dyasonsklip 2 21.0585 28.5672  Upington  PV (1-axis) 75  Scatec  
 Greefspan 23.3120 29.3906  Douglas  PV (2-axis) 9.9    operational
 Greefspan 2 23.3119 29.3835  Douglas  PV (1-axis) 55  SunEdison  
 Herbert 23.8016 29.0026  Douglas  PV (2-axis) 20    operational
 Heuningspruit 27.4159 27.4501  Kroonstad  PV () 5    
 Ilanga CSP 1 21.5346 28.4875  Upington  CSP (PT) 100    under construction
 Ilanga Lethemba 24.1022 30.5954  De Aar  PV (fixed) 75  Solar Capital  operational
 Jasper 23.3816 28.3079  Lime Acres  PV (fixed) 75  Solar Reserve  operational
 Kalkbult 24.1363 30.1599  De Aar  PV (fixed) 72.5  Scatec  operational
 Kathu 22.9205 27.6009  Dibeng  PV (1-axis) 75    operational
 Kathu CSP 23.03 27.61  Kathu  CSP (PT) 100    under construction
 KaXu 19.5929 28.8811  Pofadder  CSP (PT) 100  Abengoa  operational
 Khi 21.0776 28.5371  Upington  CSP (ST) 50  Abengoa  operational
 Konkoonsies 19.5553 28.8892  Pofadder  PV (fixed) 9.65  BioTherm Energy  operational
 Konkoonsies 2 19.5640 28.8969  Pofadder  PV (1-axis) 86  BioTherm Energy  
 Lesedi 23.3628 28.3132  Lime Acres  PV (fixed) 64  Solar Reserve  operational
 Letsatsi 25.9216 28.9198  Bloemfontein  PV (fixed) 64  Solar Reserve  operational
 Linde 24.6517 30.9997  Hanover  PV (1-axis) 36.8  Scatec  operational
 Loeriesfontein 19.6093 30.5073  Loeriesfontein  PV (1-axis) 75  Solar Capital  
 Paleisheuwel 18.7298 32.4200  Graafwater  PV (fixed) 75  Electra Capital  operational
 Prieska RE 22.3200 29.9672  Copperton  PV (fixed) 20  Mulilo  operational
 Prieska PV 22.3156 30.0362  Copperton  PV (1-axis) 75  Mulilo  operational
 Prieska (Sonnedix) 22.3624 30.0214  Copperton  PV (fixed) 75  Mulilo  operational
 Pulida 24.9254 29.0427  Jacobsdal  PV (fixed) 75  Enel  under construction
 Redstone 23.3656 28.2980  Lime Acres  CSP (ST) 100  Solar Reserve  
 RustMo 1 27.4189 25.7389  Marikana  PV (fixed) 6.93  juwi  operational
 Sirius 21.0972 28.5457  Upington  PV (1-axis) 75  Scatec  
 Sishen 22.9316 27.5772  Dibeng  PV (1-axis) 74    operational
 SlimSun 18.5298 33.3499  Darling  PV (fixed) 5  juwi  operational
 Soutpan 29.2523 22.9922  Vivo  PV (1-axis) 28  SunEdison  operational
 Steynsrus 1 27.54 27.91  Steynsrus  PV () 5    
 Steynsrus 2 27.54 27.91  Steynsrus  PV () 5    
 Tom Burke 27.9847 23.0722  Tom Burke  PV (fixed) 60  Enel  operational
 Touws River 19.9290 33.4106  Touws River  CPV 36    operational
 Upington 21.2680 28.4181  Upington  PV (fixed) 8.9  Enel  operational
 Upington (Eskom) 21.0709 28.4636  Upington  CSP (ST) 100  Eskom  
 Vredendal 18.5054 31.6348  Vredendal  PV (fixed)  8.82    operational
 Waterloo 24.78 26.99  Vryburg  PV () 75  SunEdison  
 Witkop 29.3658 24.0424  Polokwane  PV (1-axis) 30  SunEdison  operational
 XiNa 19.5919 28.8923  Pofadder  CSP (PT) 100  Abengoa  under construction
 Zeerust 26.0665 25.5729  Zeerust  PV (1-axis) 75  SunEdison  

Energyblog contains a regularly updated list of the status of all solar power stations in the country.
SAHRIS, the information service of SAHRA (South African Heritage Resources Agency) often stores reports prepared as part of the environmental impact assessments of solar power stations.


Adams 2 () [75MW PV]
Adams2_LS
Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 23.0134 E, 27.3656 S; Altitude: 1110 m
(at ESKOM ? substation, 19 km south of Hotazel, Northern Cape)
Property area: ??? ha
Regulatory details
?
REIPPP bid window: 3
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/2567; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/?????/201?
Technology and design
PV (polycrystalline)?
Fixed tilt angle of ?? with azimuth 0 (N)
Total solar module number: ?
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: ? [specs]
Rated power per module: ??? W
Size: ????mm x ???mm; ??x? = ?? cells per module
Total power: ?????.?? kW (~??.? MW)
Layout
??x? (landscape?) = ?? modules per table
Row spacing: 7.00 m
?? Inverters
Inverter characteristics
?
Electrical connection
??kV to ESKOM ? substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
? ? website, SAHRIS case ID? site
 
Aries (previously referred to as Klein Zwart Bast) [10MW PV]

Aries_LS
Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 20.7852 E, 29.4965 S; Altitude: 941 m
(at ESKOM Aries substation, 36 km west of Kenhardt, Northern Cape)
Property area: 30 ha
Regulatory details
BioTherm Energy
REIPPPP bid window: 1; IPPID 163
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/2430; NEAS ref.: DEA/EIA/0000525/2011
Technology and design
PV (polycrystalline)
Fixed tilt angle of ?? with azimuth 0 (N)
Total solar panel number: 43008
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: BYD 250 P6C-30 [specs]
Rated power per module: 250 W
Size: 1640mm x 992mm; 10x6 = 60 cells per module
Total power: 10752.00 kW (~10.8 MW)
Layout
12x4 (landscape) = 48 modules per table
Row spacing: 6.95 m
16 Inverters
Inverter characteristics
SMA Sunny Central 630CP XT (630kW)
Electrical connection
22kV to ESKOM Aries substation 
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
BioTherm Energy Aries website, SAHRIS case ID607 site
 
Aurora (Aurora-Rietvlei) [10MW PV]

Aurora_LS
Google Earth image & closeup (not available)
Site characteristics
Location: 18.5029 E, 32.6432 S; Altitude: 134 m
(7 km north of Aurora, Western Cape)
Property area: 20 ha
Regulatory details
Developer: Solairedirect
REIPPP bid window: 2; IPPID 373
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/?; NEAS ref.: DEA/EIA/0000?/201?
Technology and design
PV (polycrystalline silicon)
Fixed tilt angle of ?? with azimuth 0 (N)
Total solar module number: 42240
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: Renesola? [specs]
Rated power per module: 300? W
Size: ????mm x ???mm; ??x? = ?? cells per module
Total power: ?????.?? kW (~??.? MW)
Layout
10x4 (landscape) = 40 modules per table
Row spacing: ?.?? m
8 Inverters
Inverter characteristics
?
Electrical connection
22kV to ESKOM Vredelust substation 
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
? ? website, SAHRIS case ID? site
 
Bokpoort [50MW CSP]

Bokpoort_LS
Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 21.9951 E, 28.7262 S; Altitude: 955 m
(at ESKOM Garona substation, 19 km north of Groblershoop, Northern Cape)
Property area: 100 ha
Regulatory details
Developer: Acwa Power; commissioned: Mar 2016
REIPPP bid window: 2; IPPID 002
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/1920; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/12226/2011
Technology and design
CSP (parabolic trough)
Solar collector assembly (SCA): SenerTrough
SCA dimensions: ???.?m x ??.?m; focal length ?.??m
Receiver: FE GmbH, Rp3 annealed; ?.??m x ?.??m per mirror
Heat collection element (HCE): Schott PTR70
Storage 9.3 h
Total power: ?????.?? kW (~??.? MW)
Layout
??? SCA, with ??? modules per SCA, each with ??x? = ?? mirrors
Total number of mirrors: ???
Row spacing: 17.20 m
Electrical connection
??kV to ESKOM ? substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
NREL Solarpaces website, SAHRIS case ID? site
 
Boshof [MW PV]

Boshof_LS
Google Earth image (imagery partly missing) & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 25.1950 E, 28.4662 S; Altitude: 1229 m
(9 km north of Boshof, Free State)
Property area: 160 ha
Regulatory details
Developer: SunEdison
REIPPP bid window: 2; IPPID 750
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/2342; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/00387/2011
Technology and design
PV (polycrystalline)?
Tracking about single north-south axis (1-axis)
Total solar module number: ?
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: ? [specs]
Rated power per module: ??? W
Size: ????mm x ???mm; ??x? = ?? cells per module
Total power: ?????.?? kW (~??.? MW)
Layout
6(7)x1 (portrait) = 6(7) modules per table
Row spacing: 4.00 m
?? Inverters
Inverter characteristics
?
Electrical connection
22kV to new ESKOM substation on Kimberley-Giraffe 132kV line
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
? ? website, SAHRIS case ID? site
 
De Aar (Mulilo) [10MW PV]

MuliloDeAar_LS
Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 24.0054 E, 30.6281 S; Altitude: 1238 m
(2 km north of De Aar, Northern Cape)
Property area: 17 ha
Regulatory details
Developer: Mulilo
REIPPP bid window: 1; IPPID 064
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/1673; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/6411/2009
Technology and design
PV (polycrystalline silicon)
Fixed tilt angle of 20 with azimuth 0 (N)
Total solar module number: 44880
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: Trina TSM-PC05.08 [specs]
Rated power per module: 230 W
Size: 1650mm x 992mm; 10x6 = 60 cells per module
Total power: 10322.40 kW (~10.3 MW)
Layout
??x4 (landscape) = ?? modules per table
Row spacing: 8.06 m
20 Inverters
Inverter characteristics
GP Tech
Electrical connection
22kV to ESKOM De Aar substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
? ? website, SAHRIS case ID? site
 
De Aar (Mainstream) () [MW PV]

MainstreamDeAar_LS
Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 24.0339 E, 30.6192 S; Altitude: 1239 m
(4 km north of De Aar, Northern Cape)
Property area: 100 ha
Regulatory details
Developer: Mainstream Renewable Power
REIPPP bid window: 1; IPPID 182
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/????; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/?????/201?
Technology and design
PV (polycrystalline)
Fixed tilt angle of 25 with azimuth 0 (N)
Total solar module number: 96140 [295] + 71440 [290]
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: Suntech STP295[290]-24/Vd [specs]
Rated power per module: 295 & 290 W
Size: 1956mm x 992mm; 12x6 = 72 cells per module
Total power: 49078.90 kW (~49.1 MW)
Layout
19x5 (landscape) = 95 modules per table
Row spacing: 11.60 m
19 Inverters
Inverter characteristics
SINVERT PVS2400
Electrical connection
22kV to ESKOM ? substation 
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
Mainstream De Aar Solar Power website, SAHRIS case ID? site
 
De Aar 3 (Solar Capital De Aar Phase 2) [75MW PV]

DeAar3_LS
Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 24.0790 E, 30.5796 S; Altitude: 1245 m
(at ESKOM ? substation, 10 km east of De Aar,  Northern Cape)
Property area: 191 ha
Regulatory details
Solar Capital
REIPPP bid window: 2; IPPID 168
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/2048/1; NEAS ref.: DEA/EIA/00009/2010
Technology and design
PV (polycrystalline) thin film?
Fixed tilt angle of ?? with azimuth 0 (N)
Total solar module number: 900032
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: ? [specs]
Rated power per module: ??? W
Size: ????mm x ???mm; ??x? = ?? cells per module
Total power: ?????.?? kW (~??.? MW)
Layout
6x2 (landscape?) = 12 modules per table
Row spacing: 10.00 m
363 Inverters
Inverter characteristics
?
Electrical connection
88 1250kVA transformers (400V -> 20kV) 
22kV to ESKOM 132kV Hydra-Beyershoek line
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
Solar capital De Aar 3 website, SAHRIS case ID? site 
 
Dreunberg [75MW PV]

Dreunberg_LS
Google Earth image & closeup (not available)
Site characteristics
Location: 26.2103 E, 30.8372 S; Altitude: 1458 m
(20 km north of Burgersdorp, Eastern Cape)
Property area: 225 ha
Regulatory details
Developer: Scatec; Commissioned: Aug 2014
REIPPP bid window: 2; IPPID 527
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/2256; NEAS ref.: DEA/EIA/00291/2011
Technology and design
PV (polycrystalline)
Tracking about single north-south axis (1-axis)
Total solar module number: 103800[295W]+154440[290W]
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: Jinko JKM 290P-72 (and 295 version) [specs]
Rated power per module: 290/295 W
Size: 1956mm x 992mm; 12x6 = 72 cells per module
Total power: 75408.60 kW (~75.4 MW)
Layout
30x1 (portrait) = 30 modules per table
Row spacing: ?.?? m
82 Inverters
Inverter characteristics
SMA SC 850CP XT (and 760 version) (850kW and 760kW)
Electrical connection
??kV to ESKOM Dreunberg substation 
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
Scatec Solar Dreunberg website, SAHRIS case ID? site
 
Droogfontein [MW PV]

Droogfontein_LS
Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 24.7520 E, 28.6117 S; Altitude: 1170 m
(next to ESKOM ? substation, 20 km north of Kimberley, Northern Cape)
Property area: 100 ha
Regulatory details
Developer: Mainstream
REIPPP bid window: 1; IPPID 572
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/2024; NEAS ref.: DEA/EIA/0000569/2011
Technology and design
PV (polycrystalline)?
Fixed tilt angle of 23 with azimuth 0 (N)
Total solar module number: 168720
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: Suntech STP290/295 [specs]
Rated power per module: ??? W
Size: 1956mm x 992mm; 12x6 = 72 cells per module
Total power: ?????.?? kW (~??.? MW)
Layout
19x5 (landscape) = 95 modules per table
Row spacing: 11.60 m
?? Inverters
Inverter characteristics
SINVERT PVS2400
Electrical connection
22kV to ESKOM ? substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
Droogfontein Solar website, SAHRIS case ID? site
 
Greefspan (or Greefspan 1) [10MW PV]

Greefspan_LS
Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 23.3120 E, 29.3906 S; Altitude: 1037 m
(next to ESKOM Greefspan substation, 60 km west of Douglas, Northern Cape)
Property area: 44 ha
Regulatory details
Developer: AE-AMD
REIPPPP bid window: 1; IPPID 443
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/1942; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/12296/2011
Technology and design
PV (polycrystalline)
Fully tracking solar position (2-axis)
Total solar module number: 45954
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: Tenesol TE240-60P+ [specs]
Rated power per module: 240 W
Size: 1660mm x 990mm; 10x6 = 60 cells per module
Total power: 11028.96 kW (~11.0 MW)
Layout
(1x4)+(3x5)+(1x4) (landscape) = 23 modules per tracker
Spacing between adjacent trackers: 14.03 m EW, 13.04 m NS (hexagonal)
666 Inverters
Inverter characteristics
Powador 39.0 TL3-M-INT
Electrical connection
22kV to ESKOM Greefspan substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
Sunpower Greefspan website, SAHRIS case ID? site
 
Herbert [20MW PV]

Herbert_LS
Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 23.8016 E, 29.0026 S; Altitude: 1029 m
(6 km north of Douglas, Northern Cape)
Property area: 111 ha
Regulatory details
Developer: AE-AMD
REIPPPP bid window: 1; IPPID 696
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/1941; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/12285/2011
Technology and design
PV (polycrystalline)
Fully tracking solar position (2-axis)
Total solar module number: 91908
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: Tenesol TE240-60P+ [specs]
Rated power per module: 240 W
Size: 1660mm x 990mm; 10x6 = 60 cells per module
Total power: 22057.92 kW (~22.1 MW)
Layout
(1x4)+(3x5)+(1x4) (landscape) = 23 modules per tracker
Spacing between adjacent trackers: 15.57 m EW, 12.95 m NS (hexagonal)
1332 Inverters
Inverter characteristics
SMA Sunny 15000TL
Electrical connection
32 transformers
?kV to ESKOM Herbert substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
Sunpower Herbert website, SAHRIS case ID? site
 
Ilanga Lethemba (Solar Capital De Aar 1) [75MW PV]

IlangaLethemba_LS
Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 24.1022 E, 30.5954 S; Altitude: 1253 m
(next to ESKOM ? substation, 11 km east of De Aar, Northern Cape)
Property area: 282 ha
Regulatory details
Solar Capital
REIPPP bid window: 1
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/2048, NEAS ref.: DEA/EIA/0000009/2010
Technology and design
PV (thin film)
Fixed tilt angle of ?? with azimuth 0 (N)
Total solar module number: ?
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: ? [specs]
Rated power per module: ??? W
Size: ????mm x ???mm; ??x? = ?? cells per module
Total power: ?????.?? kW (~??.? MW)
Layout
??x1 (landscape?) = ?? modules per table
Row spacing: 4.50 m
363 Inverters
Inverter characteristics
?
Electrical connection
??kV to ESKOM ? substation 
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
Solar Capital De Aar 1 website, SAHRIS case ID546 site
 
Jasper [MW PV]

Jasper_LS
Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 23.3816 E, 28.3079 S; Altitude: 1544 m
(11 km west of Lime Acres, Northern Cape)
Property area: ??? ha
Regulatory details
Developer: Solar Reserve; Commisioned: Oct 2014
REIPPP bid window: 2; IPPID 562
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/????; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/?????/201?
Technology and design
PV (polycrystalline)
Fixed tilt angle of ?? with azimuth 0 (N)
Total solar module number: 325360
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: Yingli YL295P-35b [specs]
Rated power per module: 295 W
Size: 1970mm x 990mm; 12x6 = 72 cells per module
Total power: 95981.20 kW (~96.0 MW)
Layout
20x2 (portrait) = 40 modules per table
Row spacing: 6.78 m
78 Inverters
Inverter characteristics
INGECON SUN Power Max (1MW)
Electrical connection
??kV to ESKOM ? substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
SolarReserve Jasper website, SAHRIS case ID? site
 
Kalkbult [75 MW PV]

Kalkbult_LS
Google Earth image & closeup (not available)
Site characteristics
Location: 24.1363 E, 30.1599 S; Altitude: 1210 m
(at ESKOM Kalkbult substation, 56 km north of De Aar, Northern Cape)
Property area: 105 ha
Regulatory details
Developer: Scatec; commissioned: Sep 2013
REIPPP bid window: 1; IPPID 159
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/2258/1; NEAS ref.: DEA/EIA/00227/2011
Technology and design
PV (polycrystalline)
Fixed tilt angle of ?? with azimuth 0 (N)
Total solar module number: 312504
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: BYD 240P6C-30 [specs]
Rated power per module: 240 W
Size: 1640mm x 992mm; 10x6 = 60 cells per module
Total power: 75000.96 kW (~75.0 MW)
Layout
24x2 (portrait) = 48 modules per table
Row spacing: ?.?? m
84 Inverters
Inverter characteristics
SMA SC 800CP XT (800 kW)
Electrical connection
??kV to ESKOM Kalkbult substation 
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
Scatec Solar Kalkbult website, SAHRIS case ID? site
 
Kathu [MW PV]

Kathu_LS
Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 22.9205 E, 27.6009 S; Altitude: 1142 m
(4 km east of Dibeng, Northern Cape)
Property area: ??? ha
Regulatory details
?
REIPPP bid window: 1
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/1858; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/12336/2011
Technology and design
PV (polycrystalline)?
Tracking about single north-south axis (1-axis)
Total solar panel number: 352107
Panel characteristics
Solar panel type: Jinko ? [specs]
Rated power per panel: 230 W
Size: ????mm x ???mm; ??x? = ?? cells per module
Total power: 80984.61 kW (~81.0 MW)
Layout
??x1 (portrait) = ?? modules per table
Row spacing: 4.60 m
243 Inverters
Inverter characteristics
?
Electrical connection
22kV to ESKOM Fox substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
? ? website, SAHRIS case ID? site
 
KaXu () [100MW CSP]

KaXu_LS
Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 19.5929 E, 28.8811 S; Altitude: 832 m
(at ESKOM Paulputs substation, 33 km north of Pofadder, Northern Cape)
Property area: 310 ha
Regulatory details
Developer: Abengoa; commissioned: Mar 2015
REIPPP bid window: 1; IPPID 118
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/1832; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/12067/2010
Technology and design
CSP (parabolic trough)
Solar collector assembly (SCA): Abengoa Solar E2
SCA dimensions: 152.4m x 7.62m; focal length: ?.?? m
Reflector: Riaglass [specs]; ?.??m x ?.?? per mirror
Heat collection element (HCE): Schott PTR70
Storage 2.5 h
Total power: ?????.?? kW (~??.? MW)
Layout
1200 SCA, with 10 modules per SCA, each with 7x4 = 28 mirrors
Total number of mirrors: 336000
Row spacing: 18.03 m
Electrical connection
??kV to ESKOM Paulputs substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
renewable-technology.com website, SAHRIS case ID? site
    
Khi () [50MW CSP]

Khi_LS
Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 21.0776 E, 28.5371 S; Altitude: 839 m
(19 km west of Upington, Northern Cape)
Property area: ??? ha
Regulatory details
?
REIPPP bid window: 1
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/????; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/?????/201?
Technology and design
CSP (solar tower)
?
Total heliostat number: 4120
Reflector characteristics
? [specs]
Area 140 m2
Size: ????mm x ???mm
Storage 2h
Total power: ?????.?? kW (~??.? MW)
Layout
?
Row spacing: ?.?? m
?? Inverters
Inverter characteristics
?
Electrical connection
??kV to ESKOM ? substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
? ? website, SAHRIS case ID? site
               
Konkoonsies [10MW PV]

Konkoonsies_LS
Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 19.5553 E, 28.8892 S; Altitude: 834 m
(next to ESKOM Paulputs substation, 31 km north of Pofadder, Northern Cape)
Property area: ?? ha
Regulatory details
BioTherm Energy
REIPPP bid window: 1
EIA: 12/12/20/2443; NEAS no.: DEA/EIA/0000127/2011
Technology and design
PV (polycrystalline)
Fixed tilt angle of ?? with azimuth 0 (N)
Total solar module number: 43008
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: BYD 250 P6-30 [specs]
Rated power per module: 250 W
Size: 1640mm x 992mm; 10x6 = 60 cells per module
Total power: 10752.00 kW (~10.8 MW)
Layout
12x4 (landscape) = 48 modules per table
Row spacing: 6.98 m
16 Inverters
Inverter characteristics
SMA Sunny Central 630CP
Electrical connection
8 1250kVA transformers
33kV to ESKOM Paulputs
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
BioTherm Energy Konkoonsies website, SAHRIS case ID292 site
 
Lesedi [MW PV]

Lesedi_LS
Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 23.3628 E, 28.3132 S; Altitude: 1506 m
(12 km west of Lime Acres, Northern Cape)
Property area: ??? ha
Regulatory details
Developer: Solar Reserve; Commissioning: May 2014
REIPPP bid window: 1; IPPID 032
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/1903; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/12214/2011
Technology and design
PV (polycrystalline)
Fixed tilt angle of 30 with azimuth 0 (N)
Total solar panel number: 277632
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: Hanwha SF 260-36 (270W) [specs]
Rated power per module: 270 W
Size: 1966mm x 1000mm; 12x6 = 72 cells per module
Total power: 74960.64 kW (~75.0 MW)
Layout
(7+2)x2 (portrait) = 14 (18) modules per table
Row spacing: 7.15 m
? Inverters
Inverter characteristics
Siemens PVS2000 (2000kW)
Electrical connection
22kV? to ESKOM ? substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
SolarReserve Lesedi website, SAHRIS case ID? site
 
Letsatsi [MW PV]

Letsatsi_LS
Google Earth image & closeup (not available)
Site characteristics
Location: 25.9216 E, 28.9198 S; Altitude: 1249 m
(at ESKOM Soutdrift substation, 35 km north of Bloemfontein, Free State)
Property area: ??? ha
Regulatory details
Developer: Solar Reserve; Commissioning: May 2014
REIPPP bid window: 1; IPPID 031
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/1972; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/12258/2011
Technology and design
PV (polycrystalline)
Fixed tilt angle of 30 with azimuth 0 (N)
Total solar panel number: 277632
Panel characteristics
Solar panel type: Hanwha SolarOne SF260-36 (270W) [specs]
Rated power per panel: 270 W
Size: 1966mm x 1000mm; 12x6 = 72 cells per panel
Total power: 74960.64 kW (~75.0 MW)
Layout
(7+2)x2 (portrait) = 14 (18) panels per unit
Row spacing: ?.?? m
?? Inverters
Inverter characteristics
Siemens PVS2000 (2000kW)
Electrical connection
??kV to ESKOM Soutdrift substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
SolarReserve Letsatsi website, SAHRIS case ID? site
 
Linde () [MW PV]

Linde_LS
Google Earth image (imagery partly missing) & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 24.6517 E, 30.9997 S; Altitude: 1391 m
(at ESKOM Linde substation, 22 km east of Hanover, Northern Cape)
Property area: 121 ha
Regulatory details
Developer: Scatec; commissioned: Jul 2014
REIPPP bid window: 2; IPPID 523
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/2258/2-3; NEAS ref.: DEA/EIA/00227/2011
Technology and design
PV (polycrystalline)
Tracking about single north-south axis (1-axis)
Total solar module number: 138000
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: Jinko JKM 290P-72 [specs]
Rated power per module: 290 W
Size: 1956mm x 992mm; 12x6 = 72 cells per module
Total power: 40020.00 kW (~40.0 MW)
Layout
30x1 (portrait) = 30 modules per table
Row spacing: 4.96 m
43 Inverters
Inverter characteristics
SMA SC 850 CP XT (850kW) with some 900kW units
Electrical connection
??kV to ESKOM ? substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
Scatec Solar Linde website, SAHRIS case ID? site
 
Paleisheuwel [75MW PV]

Paleisheuwel_LS
Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 18.7298 E, 32.4200 S; Altitude: 315 m
(at ESKOM Paleisheuwel substation, ?? km ? of ?, Western Cape)
Property area: 220 ha
Regulatory details
Electra Capital
REIPPP bid window: 3
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/????; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/?????/201?
Technology and design
PV (thin film)
Fixed tilt angle of 20 with azimuth 0 (N)
Total solar module number: 611000
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: Sharp NA-E135G5 [specs]
Rated power per module: 135 W
Size: ????mm x ???mm; ??x? = ?? cells per module
Total power: ?????.?? kW (~??.? MW)
Layout
14x3 (portrait) = 42 modules per table
Row spacing: 7.00 m
?? Inverters
Inverter characteristics
Santerno SUNWAY TG
Electrical connection
33kV to ESKOM Paleisheuwel substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
? ? website, SAHRIS case ID? site
 
Prieska (Mulilo) () [20MW PV]

Prieska_LS
Google Earth image & closeup (not available)
Site characteristics
Location: 22.3200 E, 29.9672 S; Altitude: 1091 m
(at ESKOM Cuprum substation, 5 km south of Copperton, Northern Cape)
Property area: 34 ha
Regulatory details
?
REIPPP bid window: 1
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/1722; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/12353/2011
Technology and design
PV (polycrystalline)
Fixed tilt angle of ?? with azimuth 0 (N)
Total solar panel number: 89760
Panel characteristics
Solar panel type: Trina TSM-PC05.08 [specs]
Rated power per panel: 230 W
Size: 1650mm x 992mm; 10x6 = 60 cells per panel
Total power: 20644.80 kW (~20.6 MW)
Layout
??x4 (landscape) = ?? panels per unit
Row spacing: ?.?? m
?? Inverters
Inverter characteristics
?
Electrical connection
??kV to ESKOM Cuprum substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
? ? website, SAHRIS case ID? site


Prieska (Sonnedix) [75MW PV]

MuliloSonnedix_LS
Google Earth image & closeup (not available)
Site characteristics
Location: 22.3624 E, 30.0214 S; Altitude: ???? m
(at ESKOM Kronos substation, 12 km south of Copperton, Northern Cape)
Property area: 140 ha
Regulatory details
Mulilo
REIPPP bid window: 3
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/????; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/?????/201?
Technology and design
PV (polycrystalline)
Fixed tilt angle of ?? with azimuth 0 (N)
Total solar panel number: 282720
Panel characteristics
Solar panel type: BYD P6C-36-DG [specs]
Rated power per panel: 305 W
Size: ????mm x ???mm; ??x? = ?? cells per panel
Total power: 86229.60 kW (~86.2 MW)
Layout
??x2 (landscape)? = ?? panels per unit
Row spacing: ?.?? m
96 Inverters
Inverter characteristics
AEG Protect PV.800
Electrical connection
Prieska PV3 to ESKOM Kronos substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
? ? website, SAHRIS case ID1467 site
 
Prieska PV (Prieska Mulilo) [75MW PV]

Prieska75_LS
Google Earth image & closeup (not available)
Site characteristics
Location: 22.3156 E, 30.0362 S; Altitude: 1062 m
(at ESKOM Kronos substation, 13 km south of Copperton, Northern Cape)
Property area: 205 ha
Regulatory details
Developer: Mulilo
REIPPP bid window: 3
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/????; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/?????/201?
Technology and design
PV (monocrystalline)
Tracking about single north-south axis (1-axis)
Total solar panel number: 194240
Panel characteristics
Solar panel type: SunPower E20 435 [specs]
Rated power per panel: 435 W
Size: 2067mm x 1046mm; 16x8 = 128 cells per panel
Total power: 84494.40 kW (~84.5 MW)
Layout
40x1 (portrait) = 40 panels per unit
Row spacing: ?.?? m
100 Inverters
Inverter characteristics
SMA Sunny Central 760CP XT
Electrical connection
? to ESKOM Kronos substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
? ? website, SAHRIS case ID? site
        
Pulida [75MW PV]

Pulida_LS
Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 24.9254 E, 29.0427 S; Altitude: 1146 m
(next to ESKOM ? substation, ?? km ? of ?, Free State)
Property area: 220 ha
Regulatory details
?
REIPPP bid window: 3
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/????; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/?????/201?
Technology and design
PV (thin film)
Fixed tilt angle of 20 with azimuth 0 (N)
Total solar module number: 611100
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: Sharp ? [specs]
Rated power per module: ??? W
Size: ????mm x ???mm; ??x? = ?? cells per module
Total power: ?????.?? kW (~??.? MW)
Layout
14x3 (portrait) = 42 modules per table
Row spacing: 6.99 m
?? Inverters
Inverter characteristics
?
Electrical connection
??kV to ESKOM ? substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
? ? website, SAHRIS case ID? site
             
RustMo 1 [MW PV]

RustMo1_LS
Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 27.4189 E, 25.7389 S; Altitude: 1221 m
(at ESKOM ?, ? km west of Marikana, North West)
Property area: ?
Regulatory details
juwi
REIPPP bid window: 1
EIA: 12/12/20/2145; NEAS no.: DEA/EIA/0000053/2011
Technology and design
PV (polycrystalline)
Fixed tilt angle of ?? with azimuth 0 (N)
Total solar panel number: 29804
Panel characteristics
Solar panel type: BYD 235 P6-30 [specs]
Rated power per panel: 235 W
Size: 1640mm x 992mm; 10x6 = 60 cells per panel
Total power: 7003.94 kW (~7.00 MW)
Layout
12x4 (landscape) = 48 panels per unit
Row spacing: 5.98 m
11 Inverters
Inverter characteristics
SMA Sunny Central 630CP
Electrical connection
??kV to ESKOM Spruitfontein substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
Juwi RustMo1 website, SAHRIS case ID? site
 
Sishen () [MW PV]

Sishen_LS
Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 22.9316 E, 27.5772 S; Altitude: 1139 m
(6 km east of Dibeng, Northern Cape)
Property area: 250 ha
Regulatory details
?
REIPPP bid window: 2
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/1860; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/12344/2011
Technology and design
PV (polycrystalline)?
Tracking about single north-south axis (1-axis)
Total solar module number: 319600
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: ? [specs]
Rated power per module: 295? W
Size: ????mm x ???mm; 12x6 = 72 cells per module
Total power: ?????.?? kW (~??.? MW)
Layout
20x1 (portrait) = 20 modules per table
Row spacing: 6.01 m
?? Inverters
Inverter characteristics
?
Electrical connection
??kV to ESKOM ? substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
? ? website, SAHRIS case ID? site
 
SlimSun (Swartland Solar Park) [5MW PV]

Slimsun_LS
Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 18.5298 E, 33.3499 S; Altitude: 80 m
(at ESKOM Eenboom substation, 12 km east of Darling, Western Cape)
Property area: ?? ha
Regulatory details
?
REIPPP bid window: 1
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/1985; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/?????/201?
Technology and design
PV (polycrystalline)
Fixed tilt angle of ?? with azimuth 0 (N)
Total solar module number: 23904
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: BYD 250 P6-30 [specs]
Rated power per module: 250 W
Size: 1640mm x 992mm; 10x6 = 60 cells per module
Total power: 5976.00 kW (~5.98 MW)
Layout
12x4 (landscape) = 48 modules per table
Row spacing: 6.96 m
9 Inverters
Inverter characteristics
SMA SC630CP
Electrical connection
??kV to ESKOM Eenboom substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
Juwi SlimSun website, SAHRIS case ID? site
 
Soutpan () [MW PV]

Soutpan_LS
Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 29.2523 E, 22.9922 S; Altitude: 827 m
(6 km north of Vivo, Limpopo)
Property area: ??? ha
Regulatory details
?
REIPPP bid window: 1
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/????; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/?????/201?
Technology and design
PV (polycrystalline)?
Tracking about single north-south axis (1-axis)
Total solar module number: ?
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: ? [specs]
Rated power per module: ??? W
Size: ????mm x ???mm; ??x? = ?? cells per module
Total power: ?????.?? kW (~??.? MW)
Layout
??x? (landscape?) = ?? modules per table
Row spacing: 6.04 m
?? Inverters
Inverter characteristics
?
Electrical connection
??kV to ESKOM Soutpan substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
? ? website, SAHRIS
 
Tom Burke () [MW PV]

TomBurke_LS
Google Earth image & closeup (not available)
Site characteristics
Location: 27.9847 E, 23.0722 S; Altitude: 809 m
(1 km west of Tom Burke, Limpopo)
Property area: ??? ha
Regulatory details
Enel Green Power
REIPPP bid window: 3
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/????; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/?????/201?
Technology and design
PV (thin film)?
Fixed tilt angle of 20 with azimuth 0 (N)
Total solar module number: ?
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: Sharp? [specs]
Rated power per module: ??? W
Size: ????mm x ???mm; ??x? = ?? cells per module
Total power: ?????.?? kW (~??.? MW)
Layout
14x3 (portait) = 42 modules per table
Row spacing: ?.?? m
?? Inverters
Inverter characteristics
Santerno Sunway TG
Electrical connection
??kV to ESKOM ? substation 
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
? ? website, SAHRIS case ID? site
 
Touws River () [MW CSP]

Touwsriver_LS
Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 19.9290 E, 33.4106 S; Altitude: 851 m
(10 km west of Touws River, Western Cape)
Property area: ??? ha
Regulatory details
Developer: Soitec; Commissioned: Dec 2014
REIPPP bid window: 1; IPPID 037
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/1956; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/12205/2011
Technology and design
Concentrated PV
Fully tracking solar position (2-axis)
Total solar panel number: 1500 systems = 18000 moduled
Panel characteristics
Solar system type: Soitec CX-S530-II [specs]; Module type: Soitec CX-M500
Rated power per module: 2455 W
Size: 3670mm x 2390mm; 60x40 = 2400 cells per module
Total power: 44190.00 kW (~44.2 MW)
Layout
6x2 (portrait) = 12 modules per system
Row spacing: 25.04 m E-W, 27.15 m N-S (rectangular pattern)
60 Inverters
Inverter characteristics
GPtech PV630WD
Electrical connection
??kV to ESKOM ? substation 
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
? ? website, SAHRIS case ID? site
 
Upington (Upington Airport) [10MW PV]

Upington_LS
Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 21.2680 E, 28.4181 S; Altitude: 829 m
(5 km north of Upington, Northern Cape)
Property area: ?? ha
Regulatory details
?
REIPPP bid window: 2
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/????; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/????/20??
Technology and design
PV (polycrystalline silicon)
Fixed tilt angle of ?? with azimuth 0 (N)
Total solar module number: ?
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: ? [specs]
Rated power per module: ? W
Size: ????mm x ???mm; ??x? = ?? cells per module
Total power: ?????.?? kW (~??.? MW)
Layout
??x? (landscape?) = ?? modules per table
Row spacing: 7.18 m
?? Inverters
Inverter characteristics
?
Electrical connection
??kV to ESKOM ? substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
? ? website, SAHRIS case ID? site
 
Vredendal () [10MW PV]

Vredendal_LS
Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 18.5054 E, 31.6348 S; Altitude: 110 m
(4 km north of Vredendal, Western Cape)
Property area: 20 ha
Regulatory details
Solairedirect
REIPPP bid window: 2
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/2123; NEAS ref.: DEA/EIA/0000451/2011
Technology and design
PV (polycrystalline silicon)
Fixed tilt angle of ?? with azimuth 0 (N)
Total solar module number: 35000
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: Renesola? [specs]
Rated power per module: 300 W
Size: ????mm x ???mm; ??x? = ?? cells per module
Total power: ?????.?? kW (~??.? MW)
Layout
10x4 (landscape) = 40 modules per table
Row spacing: 8.14 m
8 Inverters
Inverter characteristics
?
Electrical connection
11kV to ESKOM Bulte substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
? ? website, SAHRIS case ID? site


Witkop () [MW PV]

Witkop_LS
Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 29.3658 E, 24.0424 S; Altitude: 1362 m
(at ESKOM Witkop substation, 17 km south of Polokwane, Limpopo)
Property area: ?? ha
Regulatory details
?
REIPPP bid window: 1
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/????; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/????/20??
Technology and design
PV (polycrystalline silicon)
Tracking about single north-south axis (1-axis)
Total solar module number: ?
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: ? [specs]
Rated power per module: 285 W
Size: ????mm x ???mm; ??x? = ?? cells per module
Total power: ?????.?? kW (~??.? MW)
Layout
??x? (landscape?) = ?? modules per table
Row spacing: 6.00 m
?? Inverters
Inverter characteristics
?
Electrical connection
??kV to ESKOM ? substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
? ? website, SAHRIS case ID? site
 
Xina () [100MW CSP]

XiNa_LS
Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 19.5919 E, 28.8923 S; Altitude: 843 m
(at ESKOM Paulputs substation, 32 km north of Pofadder, Northern Cape)
Property area: ?? ha
Regulatory details
Developer: Abengoa
REIPPP bid window: 3
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/????; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/????/20??
Technology and design
CSP (parabolic trough)
Solar collector assembly (SCA): ?
SCA dimensions: ?
Reflector: ?
Heat collection element (HCE): ?
Storage: 5 h
Total power: ?????.?? kW (~??? MW)
Layout
? SCA
Total number of mirrors: ?
Row spacing: 25.60 m
Electrical connection
??kV to ESKOM ? substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
? ? website, SAHRIS case ID? site
 
 

 

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