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 23.00 27.39  Hotazel  PV () 5  Aurora  
 Adams 2 23.013 27.366  Hotazel  PV (fixed) 75  Enel  operational
 Aggeneys 18.891 29.239  Aggeneys  PV (1-axis) 46  BioTherm Energy  under construction
 Aries 20.785 29.496  Kenhardt  PV (fixed) 9.65  BioTherm Energy  operational
 Aurora 18.503 32.643  Aurora  PV (fixed) 9  Solairedirect  operational
 Bellatrix 23.18 31.53  Victoria West  PV () 5  Aurora  
 Bokamoso 26.403 27.165  Leeudoringstad  PV (1-axis) 68  juwi  under construction
 Bokpoort 21.995 28.726  Groblershoop  CSP (PT) 50  Acwa Power  operational
 Boshof 25.195 28.466  Boshof  PV (1-axis) 60  SunEdison  operational
 De Aar (Mulilo) 24.005 30.628  De Aar  PV (fixed) 10  Mulilo  operational
 De Aar (Mainstream) 24.034 30.619  De Aar  PV (fixed) 45.6  Mainstream  operational
 De Aar 3 24.079 30.580  De Aar  PV (fixed) 75  Solar Capital  operational
 De Wildt 27.93 25.64  Brits  PV (1-axis) 50  SunEdison  under construction
 Dreunberg 26.210 30.837  Burgersdorp  PV (1-axis) 69.6  Scatec  operational
 Droogfontein 24.752 28.612  Kimberley  PV (fixed) 45.6  Mainstream  operational
 Droogfontein 2 24.701 28.568  Kimberley  PV (1-axis) 75  juwi  operational
 Du Plessis 4 24.07 30.63  De Aar  PV () 5  Mulilo  
 Dyasonsklip 1 21.070 28.572  Upington  PV (1-axis) 75  Scatec  operational
 Dyasonsklip 2 21.059 28.567  Upington  PV (1-axis) 75  Scatec  operational
 Greefspan 23.312 29.391  Douglas  PV (2-axis) 9.9  AE-AMD  operational
 Greefspan 2 23.31 29.38  Douglas  PV (1-axis) 55  SunEdison  under construction
 Herbert 23.803 29.003  Douglas  PV (2-axis) 20  AE-AMD  operational
 Heuningspruit 27.42 27.45  Kroonstad  PV () 5    
 Ilanga Lethemba 24.102 30.595  De Aar  PV (fixed) 75  Solar Capital  operational
 Jasper 23.382 28.309  Lime Acres  PV (fixed) 75  Solar Reserve  operational
 Kalkbult 24.136 30.160  De Aar  PV (fixed) 72.5  Scatec  operational
 Karoshoek 1 21.535 28.487  Upington  CSP (PT) 100  Emvelo  operational
 Kathu 22.920 27.601  Dibeng  PV (1-axis) 75  Building Energy  operational
 Kathu CSP 23.028 27.613  Kathu  CSP (PT) 100  Abengoa  operational
 KaXu 19.593 28.881  Pofadder  CSP (PT) 100  Abengoa  operational
 Khi 21.078 28.537  Upington  CSP (ST) 50  Abengoa  operational
 Konkoonsies 19.555 28.889  Pofadder  PV (fixed) 9.65  BioTherm Energy  operational
 Konkoonsies 2 19.564 28.897  Pofadder  PV (1-axis) 86  BioTherm Energy  under construction
 Lesedi 23.363 28.313  Lime Acres  PV (fixed) 64  Solar Reserve  operational
 Letsatsi 25.922 28.920  Bloemfontein  PV (fixed) 64  Solar Reserve  operational
 Linde 24.652 31.000  Hanover  PV (1-axis) 36.8  Scatec  operational
 Loeriesfontein 19.61 30.51  Loeriesfontein  PV (1-axis) 75  Solar Capital  under construction
 Paleisheuwel 18.730 32.420  Graafwater  PV (fixed) 75  Electra Capital  operational
 Prieska RE 22.320 29.967  Copperton  PV (fixed) 20  Mulilo  operational
 Prieska PV 22.316 30.036  Copperton  PV (1-axis) 75  Mulilo  operational
 Prieska (Sonnedix) 22.362 30.021  Copperton  PV (fixed) 75  Mulilo  operational
 Pulida 24.925 29.043  Jacobsdal  PV (fixed) 75  Enel  operational
 Redstone 23.37 28.30  Lime Acres  CSP (ST) 100  Solar Reserve  
 RustMo 1 27.419 25.739  Marikana  PV (fixed) 6.93  juwi  operational
 Sirius 21.097 28.545  Upington  PV (1-axis) 75  Scatec  operational
 Sishen 22.932 27.577  Dibeng  PV (1-axis) 74  Acciona  operational
 SlimSun 18.530 33.350  Darling  PV (fixed) 5  juwi  operational
 Soutpan 29.252 22.992  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 27.985 23.072  Tom Burke  PV (fixed) 60  Enel  operational
 Touws River 19.924 33.413  Touws River  CPV 36  Soitec  operational
 Upington 21.268 28.418  Upington  PV (fixed) 8.9  Enel  operational
 Upington (Eskom) 21.07 28.46  Upington  CSP (ST) 100  Eskom  
 Vredendal 18.505 31.635  Vredendal  PV (fixed) 8.82  Solairedirect  operational
 Waterloo 24.793 27.036  Vryburg  PV () 75  SunEdison  under construction
 Witkop 29.366 24.042  Polokwane  PV (1-axis) 30  SunEdison  operational
 XiNa 19.592 28.892  Pofadder  CSP (PT) 100  Abengoa  operational
 Zeerust 26.067 25.574  Zeerust  PV (1-axis) 75  SunEdison  under construction

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]

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Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 23.013 E, 27.366 S; Altitude: 1110 m
(at ESKOM ? substation, 19 km south of Hotazel, Northern Cape)
Property area: 198 ha
Regulatory details
Developer: Enel; Commissioned: Feb 2017
REIPPP bid window: 3; IPPID RE PV 0006_004
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/2567; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/00739/2011
Technology and design
PV (thin film)
Fixed tilt angle of ?? with azimuth 0 (N)
Total solar module number: 611100
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: ?
Rated power per module: ??? W
Size: ????mm x ???mm; 1x1 = 1 cells per module
Total power: ?????.?? kW (~??.? MW)
Layout
7x3 (portrait) = 21 modules per table
Row spacing: 7.00 m
Electrical
Inverters: 96; Type: SunwayTM TG 760 1000V
Electrical connection: ??kV to ESKOM ? substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
? website, SAHRIS case ID7201 site
 
Aggeneys [40MW PV]

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Google Earth image
Site characteristics
Location: 18.891 E, 29.239 S; Altitude: 889 m
(5 km E of Aggeneys, Northern Cape)
Property area: 115 ha
Regulatory details
Developer: Solaire Direct; Under construction
REIPPP bid window: 4; IPPID ?
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/?; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/00?/201?
Technology and design
PV (polycrystalline)
Tracking about single north-south axis (1-axis)
Total solar module number: 147840
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: Renesola JC305M-24/Ab
Rated power per module: 305 W
Size: 1956mm x 992mm; 12x6 = 72 cells per module
Total power: 45091.20 kW (~45.1 MW)
Layout
30x1 (portrait) = 30 modules per table
Row spacing: ?.? m
Electrical
Inverters: 44; Type: ABB-PVS800-57-1000kV
Electrical connection: ?kV to 66kV ESKOM Aggeneys-Gamsberg line
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]

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Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 20.785 E, 29.496 S; Altitude: 941 m
(at ESKOM Aries substation, 36 km west of Kenhardt, Northern Cape)
Property area: 30 ha
Regulatory details
Developer: BioTherm Energy; Commissioned: Mar 2014
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
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: 6.97 m
Electrical
Inverters: 16; Type: 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):
ariessolar.co.za website, SAHRIS case ID607 site
 
Aurora (Aurora-Rietvlei) [10MW PV]

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Google Earth image (incomplete) & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 18.503 E, 32.643 S; Altitude: 134 m
(7 km north of Aurora, Western Cape)
Property area: 20 ha
Regulatory details
Developer: Solairedirect; Commissioned: ?
REIPPP bid window: 2; IPPID 373
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/2033; NEAS ref.: DEA/EIA/00073/2011
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?
Rated power per module: 300? W
Size: ????mm x ???mm; 12x6 = 72 cells per module
Total power: ?????.?? kW (~??.? MW)
Layout
10x4 (landscape) = 40 modules per table
Row spacing: 8.1 m
Electrical
Inverters: 8; Type: ?
Electrical connection: 22kV to ESKOM Vredelust substation 
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
? website, SAHRIS case ID? site
 
Bokamoso [68MW PV]

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Google Earth image and closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 26.403 E, 27.165 S; Altitude: 1288 m
(19 km E of Leeudoringstad, North West)
Property area: 130 ha
Regulatory details
Developer: Sun Edison; Under construction
REIPPP bid window: 4; IPPID ?
DEA EIA ref.: 14/12/16/3/3/2/559; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/00?/201?
Technology and design
PV (monocrystalline silicon)
Tracking about single north-south axis (1-axis)
Total solar module number: 187776
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: SPR-E20-327
Rated power per module: 327 W
Size: 1559mm x 1046mm; 12x8 = 96 cells per module
Total power: 61402.75 kW (~61.4 MW)
Layout
1x36 (portrait) = 36 modules per table
Row spacing: 4.5 m
Electrical
Inverters: 35; Type: 2000kV ?
Electrical connection: 132kV line to ? ESKOM substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
? website, SAHRIS case ID3490 site


Bokpoort [50MW CSP]

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Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 21.995 E, 28.726 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: Feb 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
Row dimensions: 297m x 5.78m; focal length 1.71m
Receiver: FE GmbH, Rp3 annealed; 1.70m x ?.??m per mirror
Heat collection element (HCE): Schott PTR70
Storage 9.3 h
Total power: ?????.?? kW (~??.? MW)
Layout
360 rows, with 24 SCE per row, each with 7x4 = 28 mirrors
Total number of mirrors: ???
Row spacing: 17.18 m
Electrical connection: ??kV to ESKOM Garona substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
NREL Solarpaces website, SAHRIS case ID? site
 
Boshof [60MW PV]

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Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 25.195 E, 28.466 S; Altitude: 1229 m
(9 km north of Boshof, Free State)
Property area: 160 ha
Regulatory details
Developer: SunEdison; Commissioned: Oct 2014
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: 218000
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: Chint polycrystalline
Rated power per module: 300/305/310 W
Size: 1956mm x 994mm; 12x6 = 72 cells per module
Total power: ?????.?? kW (~??.? MW)
Layout
6(7)x1 (portrait) = 6(7) modules per table
Row spacing: 4.00 m
Electrical
Inverters: ?; Type: ABB PVS800
Electrical connection: 22kV to new ESKOM substation on Kimberley-Giraffe 132kV line
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
Globeleq Boshof Solar website, SAHRIS case ID? site
 
De Aar (Mulilo) [10MW PV]

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Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 24.005 E, 30.628 S; Altitude: 1236 m
(2 km north of De Aar, Northern Cape)
Property area: 17 ha
Regulatory details
Developer: Mulilo; Commissioned: Aug 2014
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
Rated power per module: 230 W
Size: 1650mm x 992mm; 10x6 = 60 cells per module
Total power: 10322.40 kW (~10.3 MW)
Layout
9?x4 (landscape) = 36? modules per table
Row spacing: 8.05 m
Electrical
Inverters: 20; Type: GP Tech
Electrical connection: 22kV to ESKOM De Aar substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
Mulilo website, SAHRIS case ID194 site
 
De Aar (Mainstream) () [46MW PV]

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Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 24.034 E, 30.619 S; Altitude: 1239 m
(4 km north of De Aar, Northern Cape)
Property area: 100 ha
Regulatory details
Developer: Mainstream Renewable Power; Commissioned: Apr 2014
REIPPP bid window: 1; IPPID 182
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/2500; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/00607/2011
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
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: 11.61 m
Electrical
Inverters: 19; Type: 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]

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Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 24.079 E, 30.580 S; Altitude: 1246 m
(10 km east of De Aar, Northern Cape)
Property area: 191 ha
Regulatory details
Developer: Solar Capital; Commissioned: ?
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: ?
Rated power per module: ??? W
Size: ????mm x ???mm; 12x6 = 72 cells per module
Total power: ?????.?? kW (~??.? MW)
Layout
6x2 (portrait) = 12 modules per table
Row spacing: 10.02 m
Electrical
Inverters: 363; Type: ?
88 1250kVA transformers (400V -> 20kV) 
Electrical connection: 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]

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Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 26.210 E, 30.837 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)
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: 5.0 m
Electrical
Inverters: 82; Type: 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 ID1098 site
 
Droogfontein [46MW PV]

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Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 24.752 E, 28.612 S; Altitude: 1170 m
(20 km north of Kimberley, Northern Cape)
Property area: 100 ha
Regulatory details
Developer: Mainstream; Commissioned: Apr 2014
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
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: 11.59 m
Electrical
Inverters: 19; Type: SINVERT PVS2400
Electrical connection: 22kV to onsite substation, then 132kV to the ESKOM ? substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
Droogfontein Solar website, SAHRIS case ID? site
 
Droogfontein 2 (Matla a Bokone) [75MW PV]

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Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 24.701 E, 28.568 S; Altitude: 1160 m
(20 km N of Kimberley, Northern Cape)
Property area: 179 ha
Regulatory details
Developer: juwi; Commissioned: ? 2020
REIPPP bid window: 4; IPPID ?
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/?; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/00?/201?
Technology and design
PV ()?
Tracking about single north-south axis (1-axis)
Total solar module number: 260000
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: ?
Rated power per module: ??? W
Size: ????mm x ???mm; ??x? = ?? cells per module
Total power: ?????.?? kW (~??.? MW)
Layout
30x1 (portrait) = 30 modules per table
Row spacing: 6.0 m
Electrical
Inverters: 44; Type: PVS980-58-1909kVA
Electrical connection: ?kV to ? ESKOM substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
? website, SAHRIS case ID? site


Dyasonsklip 1 [75MW PV]

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Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 21.070 E, 28.572 S; Altitude: ? m
(22 km W of Upington, Northern Cape)
Property area: 200 ha
Regulatory details
Developer: Scatec; Commissioned: ? 2020
REIPPP bid window: 4; IPPID ?
DEA EIA ref.: 14/12/16/3/3/2/538; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/00?/201?
Technology and design
PV ()?
Tracking about single north-south axis (1-axis)
Total solar module number: ?
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: ?
Rated power per module: ??? W
Size: ????mm x ???mm; ??x? = ?? cells per module
Total power: ?????.?? kW (~??.? MW)
Layout
?x1 (portrait) = ? modules per table
Row spacing: ? m
Electrical
Inverters: 20; Type: Green Power Technologies WD3
Electrical connection: 33kV to ? ESKOM substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
? website, SAHRIS case ID? site


Dyasonsklip 2 [75MW PV]
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Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 21.059 E, 28.567 S; Altitude: ? m
(22 km W of Upington, Northern Cape)
Property area: ? ha
Regulatory details
Developer: Scatec; Commissioned: ? 2020
REIPPP bid window: 4; IPPID ?
DEA EIA ref.: 14/12/16/3/3/2/538; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/00?/201?
Technology and design
PV ()?
Tracking about single north-south axis (1-axis)
Total solar module number: ?
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: ?
Rated power per module: ??? W
Size: ????mm x ???mm; ??x? = ?? cells per module
Total power: ?????.?? kW (~??.? MW)
Layout
?x1 (portrait) = ? modules per table
Row spacing: ? m
Electrical
Inverters: 20; Type: Green Power Technologies WD3
Electrical connection: 33kV to ? ESKOM substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
? website, SAHRIS case ID? site


Greefspan (or Greefspan 1) [10MW PV]

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Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 23.312 E, 29.391 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; Commissioned: Apr 2014
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+
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)
Electrical
Inverters: 666; Type: 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]

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Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 23.802 E, 29.003 S; Altitude: 1029 m
(6 km north of Douglas, Northern Cape)
Property area: 111 ha
Regulatory details
Developer: AE-AMD; Commissioned: Apr 2014
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+
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)
Electrical
Inverters: 1332; Type: SMA Sunny 15000TL
32 transformers
Electrical connection: ?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]

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Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 24.102 E, 30.595 S; Altitude: 1253 m
(next to ESKOM ? substation, 11 km east of De Aar, Northern Cape)
Property area: 282 ha
Regulatory details
Developer: Solar Capital; Commissioned: Aug 2014
REIPPP bid window: 1; IPPID 564
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: 203948
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: Moncada S4-105
Rated power per module: ??? W
Size: 2600mm x 2200mm; ??x? = 216 cells per module
Total power: ?????.?? kW (~??.? MW)
Layout
??x1 (portrait) = ?? modules per table
Row spacing: 4.50 m
Electrical
Inverters: 363; Type: ?
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 [75MW PV]

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Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 23.382 E, 28.309 S; Altitude: 1544 m
(11 km west of Lime Acres, Northern Cape)
Property area: 180 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
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
Electrical
Inverters: 78; Type: INGECON SUN Power Max (1MW)
Electrical connection: 132kV to ESKOM ? substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
Jasper Power website, SAHRIS case ID? site
 
Kalkbult [75MW PV]

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Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 24.136 E, 30.160 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
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: 7.0 m
Electrical
Inverters: 84; Type: 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 ID988 site

Karoshoek 1 (Ilanga CSP 1) [100MW CSP]

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Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 21.531 E, 28.487 S; Altitude: 877 m
(30 km east of Upington, Northern Cape)
Property area: ? ha
Regulatory details
Developer: Emvelo; commissioned: Nov 2018
REIPPP bid window: 3; IPPID ?
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/1585; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/?/?
Technology and design
CSP (parabolic trough)
Solar collector assembly (SCA): Senertrough
Row dimensions: 297m x 5.78m; focal length: 1.71 m
Reflector: ? [specs]; ?.??m x 1.70 per mirror
Heat collection element (HCE): ?
Storage: 5 h
Total power: ?????.?? kW (~??.? MW)
Layout
532 rows, with 24 SCE per row, each with 7x4 = 28 mirrors
Total number of mirrors: 357504
Row spacing: 17.17 m
Electrical connection: 132kV to ESKOM Gordonia substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
Ilanga CSP 1 website, SAHRIS case ID210 site

 
Kathu (Reisa Kathu) [75MW PV]

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Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 22.920 E, 27.601 S; Altitude: 1142 m
(4 km east of Dibeng, Northern Cape)
Property area: ??? ha
Regulatory details
Developer: Building Energy; Commissioned: Aug 2014
REIPPP bid window: 1; IPPID 444
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 JKM-250P-60
Rated power per panel: 230 W
Size: 1650mm x 992mm; 10x6 = 60 cells per module
Total power: 80984.61 kW (~81.0 MW)
Layout
??x1 (portrait) = ?? modules per table
Row spacing: 4.60 m
Electrical
Inverters: 108; Type: Santerno
Electrical connection: 22kV to ESKOM Fox substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
? website, SAHRIS case ID? site


Kathu CSP () [100MW CSP]

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Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 23.028 E, 27.613 S; Altitude: 1180 m
(10 km north of Kathu, Northern Cape)
Property area: ? ha
Regulatory details
Developer: Abengoa; commissioned: Jan 2019
REIPPP bid window: 3.5; IPPID 11?
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/1994; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/?/?
Technology and design
CSP (parabolic trough)
Solar collector assembly (SCA): Senertrough-2
Row dimensions: 321m x 6.87m; focal length: 2.00 m
Reflector: ? [specs]; ?.??m x 1.60m per mirror
Heat collection element (HCE): ?
Storage: 4.5 h
Total power: ?????.?? kW (~??.? MW)
Layout
504 rows, with 24 SCE per row, each with 8x4 = 32 mirrors
Total number of mirrors: 387072
Row spacing: 20.51 m
Electrical connection: ??kV to ESKOM ? substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
Kathu Solar Park website, SAHRIS case ID4785 site

 
KaXu () [100MW CSP]

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Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 19.593 E, 28.881 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
Row dimensions: 250m x 5.76m; focal length: 1.71 m
Reflector: Riaglass [specs]; ?.??m x 1.70 per mirror
Heat collection element (HCE): Schott PTR70
Storage 2.5 h
Total power: ?????.?? kW (~??.? MW)
Layout
600 rows, with 20 SCE per row, each with 7x4 = 28 mirrors
Total number of mirrors: 336000
Row spacing: 17.99 m
Electrical connection: 132kV 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]

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Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 21.078 E, 28.537 S; Altitude: 839 m
(19 km west of Upington, Northern Cape)
Property area: 140 ha
Regulatory details
Developer: Abengoa; Commissioned: Feb 2016
REIPPP bid window: 1; IPPID 798
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/1831; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/12209/2011
Technology and design
CSP (solar tower)
ASUP 140 heliostats
Total heliostat number: 4120
Reflector characteristics
Rioglass
Heliostat area 140 m2
8x4 mirrors, each of size: ????mm x ???mm
Storage 2h
Total power: ?????.?? kW (~??.? MW)
Layout
Tower height: 205 m
Concentric row spacing: ?.?? m
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]

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Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 19.555 E, 28.889 S; Altitude: 834 m
(next to ESKOM Paulputs substation, 31 km north of Pofadder, Northern Cape)
Property area: ?? ha
Regulatory details
Developer: BioTherm Energy; Commissioned: Dec 2013
REIPPP bid window: 1; IPPID 128
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
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: 6.97 m
Electrical
Inverters: 16; Type: SMA Sunny Central 630CP
8 1250kVA transformers
Electrical connection: 33kV to ESKOM Paulputs substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
BioTherm Energy Konkoonsies website, SAHRIS case ID292 site
 
Lesedi [64MW PV]

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Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 23.363 E, 28.313 S; Altitude: 1506 m
(12 km west of Lime Acres, Northern Cape)
Property area: 150 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)
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
Electrical
Inverters: 32; Type: 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 [64MW PV]

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Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 25.922 E, 28.920 S; Altitude: 1249 m
(at ESKOM Soutdrift substation, 35 km north of Bloemfontein, Free State)
Property area: 300 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 P270
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: 6.8 m
Electrical
Inverters: 32; Type: Siemens PVS2000 (2000kW)
Electrical connection: 22kV to ESKOM Soutdrift substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
SolarReserve Letsatsi website, SAHRIS case ID? site
 
Linde () [37MW PV]

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Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 24.652 E, 31.000 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: 137950
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: Jinko JKM 290P-72
Rated power per module: 290 W
Size: 1956mm x 992mm; 12x6 = 72 cells per module
Total power: 40005.50 kW (~40.0 MW)
Layout
30x1 (portrait) = 30 modules per table
Row spacing: 4.96 m
Electrical
Inverters: 43; Type: SMA SC 850 CP XT (850kW) with some 900kW units
Electrical connection: ??kV to ESKOM SAR Linde substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
Scatec Solar Linde website, SAHRIS case ID988 site
 
Paleisheuwel [75MW PV]

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Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 18.730 E, 32.420 S; Altitude: 315 m
(at ESKOM Paleisheuwel substation, 30 km NW of Citrusdal, Western Cape)
Property area: 220 ha
Regulatory details
Developer: Electra Capital; Commissioned: Apr 2016
REIPPP bid window: 3; IPPID RE PV 0077_001
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
Rated power per module: 135 W
Size: 1402mm x 1001mm; 1x1 = 1 cells per module
Total power: 82485.00 kW (~82.5 MW)
Layout
14x3 (portrait) = 42 modules per table
Row spacing: 7.00 m
Electrical
Inverters: 96; Type: 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) (Prieska PV1) [20MW PV]

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Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 22.320 E, 29.967 S; Altitude: 1091 m
(at ESKOM Cuprum substation, 5 km south of Copperton, Northern Cape)
Property area: 34 ha
Regulatory details
Developer: Mulilo; Commissioned: Oct 2014
REIPPP bid window: 1; IPPID 065
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
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: 8.03 m
Electrical
Inverters: ?; Type: ?
Electrical connection: 11kV to ESKOM 11kV line between Cuprum and Kronos substations
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
Mulilo website, SAHRIS case ID? site


Prieska (Sonnedix) (Hoekplaas) [75MW PV]

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Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 22.362 E, 30.021 S; Altitude: 1095 m
(at ESKOM Kronos substation, 12 km south of Copperton, Northern Cape)
Property area: 140 ha
Regulatory details
Developer: Mulilo; Commissioned: Jul 2016
REIPPP bid window: 3; IPPID RE PV 0269_002
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/2503; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/0000605/2011
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
Rated power per panel: 305 W
Size: 1967mm x 990mm; 12x6 = 72 cells per panel
Total power: 86229.60 kW (~86.2 MW)
Layout
6x2 (portrait) = 12 panels per unit
Row spacing: 6.69 m
Electrical
Inverters: 80; Type: AEG Protect PV.800
Electrical connection: Prieska PV3 132kV to ESKOM Kronos substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
Mulilo website, SAHRIS case ID1467 site
 
Prieska PV (Klipgats Pan, Prieska PV4) [75MW PV]

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Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 22.316 E, 30.036 S; Altitude: 1062 m
(at ESKOM Kronos substation, 13 km south of Copperton, Northern Cape)
Property area: 205 ha
Regulatory details
Developer: Mulilo; Commissioned: ?
REIPPP bid window: 3; IPPID RE PV 0269_003
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/2501; NEAS ref.: DEA/EIA/0000611/2011
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
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: 5.9 m
Electrical
Inverters: 100; Type: SMA Sunny Central 760CP XT
Electrical connection: ? to ESKOM Kronos substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
Mulilo website, SAHRIS case ID315 site
        
Pulida [75MW PV]

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Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 24.925 E, 29.043 S; Altitude: 1146 m
(18 km NE of Jacobsdal, Free State)
Property area: 220 ha
Regulatory details
Developer: Enel Green Power; Commissioned: Feb 2017
REIPPP bid window: 3; IPPID 0346
DEA EIA ref.: 14/12/16/3/3/2/391; NEAS ref.: DEA/EIA/0001380/2012
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 ?
Rated power per module: ??? W
Size: ????mm x ???mm; 1x1 = 1 cells per module
Total power: ?????.?? kW (~??.? MW)
Layout
7x3 (portrait) = 21 modules per table
Row spacing: 6.99 m
Electrical
Inverters: 96; Type: Sunway 1000V TG760
Electrical connection: ??kV to ESKOM Kimberley DS-Skietpan 132kV line
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
? website, SAHRIS case ID1745 site
             
RustMo 1 [7MW PV]

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Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 27.419 E, 25.739 S; Altitude: 1221 m
(at Spruitfontein mine, 14 km west of Mooinooi, North West)
Property area: ?
Regulatory details
Developer: juwi; Commissioned: Nov 2013
REIPPP bid window: 1; IPPID 155
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
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
Electrical
Inverters: 11; Type: 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
 
Sirius [75MW PV]

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Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 21.097 E, 28.546 S; Altitude: 829 m
(17 km SW of Upington, Northern Cape)
Property area: ? ha
Regulatory details
Developer: Scatec; Commissioned: Feb 2020
REIPPP bid window: 4; IPPID ?
DEA EIA ref.: 14/12/16/3/3/2/469; NEAS ref.: DEA/EIA/0001702/2013
Technology and design
PV ()?
Tracking about single north-south axis (1-axis)
Total solar module number: 273600
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: BYD 315W
Rated power per module: 315 W
Size: 1956mm x 992mm; 12x6 = 72 cells per module
Total power: 86184.00 kW (~86.2 MW)
Layout
29x1 (portrait) = 29 modules per table
Row spacing: ? m
Electrical
Inverters: 20; Type: ?
Electrical connection: 33kV to ? ESKOM substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
? website, SAHRIS case ID1844 site


Sishen () [74MW PV]

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Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 22.932 E, 27.577 S; Altitude: 1139 m
(6 km east of Dibeng, Northern Cape)
Property area: 250 ha
Regulatory details
Developer: Acciona; Commissioned: Dec 2014
REIPPP bid window: 2; IPPID 207
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: 308475
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: Jinko JKM-295P-72
Rated power per module: 295 W
Size: 1956mm x 992mm; 12x6 = 72 cells per module
Total power: 91000.12 kW (~91.0 MW)
Layout
20x1 (portrait) = 20 modules per table
Row spacing: 6.01 m
Electrical
Inverters: 78; Type: Ingecon Sun 1000TL M400 DCAC indoor PV
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]

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Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 18.530 E, 33.350 S; Altitude: 80 m
(at ESKOM Eenboom substation, 12 km east of Darling, Western Cape)
Property area: ?? ha
Regulatory details
Developer: juwi; Commissioned: Jun 2015
REIPPP bid window: 1; IPPID 164
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/1985; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/00033/2010
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
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
Electrical
Inverters: 9; Type: 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 () [28MW PV]

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Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 29.252 E, 22.992 S; Altitude: 827 m
(6 km north of Vivo, Limpopo)
Property area: 180 ha
Regulatory details
Developer: Sun Edison; Commissioned: Jul 2014
REIPPP bid window: 1; IPPID 052
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/2214; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/00290/2011
Technology and design
PV (polycrystalline)?
Tracking about single north-south axis (1-axis)
Total solar module number: 108560
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: Chint 295Wp
Rated power per module: 295 W
Size: 1954mm x 990mm; 12x6 = 72 cells per module
Total power: ?????.?? kW (~??.? MW)
Layout
13x3+1 (landscape) = 40 modules per table
Row spacing: 6.04 m
Electrical
Inverters: ?; Type: ABB PVS800
Electrical connection: 22kV to ESKOM Soutpan substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
soutpansolar.co.za, SAHRIS case ID? site
 
Tom Burke () [60MW PV]

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Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 27.985 E, 23.072 S; Altitude: 809 m
(1 km west of Tom Burke, Limpopo)
Property area: 202 ha
Regulatory details
Developer: Enel Green Power; Commissioned: Aug 2016
REIPPP bid window: 3; IPPID 0338_001
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/2639; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/00830/2011
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?
Rated power per module: ??? W
Size: ????mm x ???mm; 1x1 = 1 cells per module
Total power: ?????.?? kW (~??.? MW)
Layout
14x3 (portait) = 42 modules per table
Row spacing: 7.0 m
Electrical
Inverters: 78; Type: Santerno Sunway TG 760 1000V
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 () [36MW CPV]

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Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 19.924 E, 33.413 S; Altitude: 851 m
(10 km west of Touws River, Western Cape)
Property area: 190 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 tables = 18000 modules
Panel characteristics
Solar system type: Soitec CX-S530-II; 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: 25.05 m E-W, 27.01 m N-S (rectangular pattern)
Electrical
Inverters: 60; Type: GPtech PV630WD
Electrical connection: 22kV to ESKOM Touwsrivier substation 
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
wikiwand Touwsrivier CPV website, SAHRIS case ID? site
 
Upington (Upington Airport) [10MW PV]

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Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 21.268 E, 28.418 S; Altitude: 828 m
(5 km north of Upington, Northern Cape)
Property area: ?? ha
Regulatory details
Developer: ?; Commissioned: Jul 2014
REIPPP bid window: 2; IPPID 764
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/????; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/????/20??
Technology and design
PV (polycrystalline silicon)
Fixed tilt angle of 25 with azimuth 0 (N)
Total solar module number: 60564
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: ?
Rated power per module: ? W
Size: ????mm x ???mm; 1x1 = 1 cells per module
Total power: ?????.?? kW (~??.? MW)
Layout
28x3 (portrait) = 84 modules per table
Row spacing: 7.14 m
Electrical
Inverters: ?; Type: ?
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]

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Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 18.505 E, 31.635 S; Altitude: 107 m
(4 km north of Vredendal, Western Cape)
Property area: 20 ha
Regulatory details
Developer: Solairedirect; Commissioned: Jul 2014
REIPPP bid window: 2; IPPID 375
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?
Rated power per module: 300 W
Size: ????mm x ???mm; 12x6 = 72 cells per module
Total power: 10500.00 kW (~10.5 MW)
Layout
10x4 (landscape) = 40 modules per table
Row spacing: 8.16 m
Electrical
Inverters: 8; Type: ?
Electrical connection: 11kV to ESKOM Bulte substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
? website, SAHRIS case ID? site


Waterloo [75MW PV]
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Google Earth
image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 24.793 E, 27.036 S; Altitude: ? m
(? km S of Vryburg, North West)
Property area: ? ha
Regulatory details
Developer: ?; Under construction
REIPPP bid window: 4; IPPID ?
DEA EIA ref.: 14/12/16/3/3/2/308; NEAS ref.: DEA/EIA/0001090/2012
Technology and design
PV ()?
Tracking about single north-south axis (1-axis)
Total solar module number: ?
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: ?
Rated power per module: ??? W
Size: ????mm x ???mm; ??x? = ?? cells per module
Total power: ?????.?? kW (~??.? MW)
Layout
?x? (portrait) = ? modules per table
Row spacing: ? m
Electrical
Inverters: ?; Type: ?
Electrical connection: ?kV to ? ESKOM substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
? website, SAHRIS case ID? site



Witkop () [30MW PV]

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Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 29.366 E, 24.042 S; Altitude: 1362 m
(at ESKOM Witkop substation, 17 km south of Polokwane, Limpopo)
Property area: 189 ha
Regulatory details
Developer: Sun Edison; Commissioned: Sep 2014
REIPPP bid window: 1; IPPID 035
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/2153; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/00144/2011
Technology and design
PV (polycrystalline silicon)
Tracking about single north-south axis (1-axis)
Total solar module number: 127000
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: ?
Rated power per module: 295 W
Size: ????mm x ???mm; 12x6 = 72 cells per module
Total power: ?????.?? kW (~??.? MW)
Layout
13x3 + 1 (landscape) = 40 modules per table
Row spacing: 6.00 m
Electrical
Inverters: ?; Type: ?
Electrical connection: 22kV to ESKOM Witkop substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
? website, SAHRIS case ID? site
 
Xina () [100MW CSP]

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Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 19.592 E, 28.892 S; Altitude: 843 m
(at ESKOM Paulputs substation, 32 km north of Pofadder, Northern Cape)
Property area: ?? ha
Regulatory details
Developer: Abengoa; Commissioned: ?
REIPPP bid window: 3; IPPID RE CS 0056_001
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/????; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/????/20??
Technology and design
CSP (parabolic trough)
Solar collector assembly (SCA): ?
Row
dimensions: 331m x 8.20m; focal length: 2.36 m
Reflector:
Rioglass; ?.??m x 1.77 per mirror
Heat collection element (HCE): Rioglass UVAC90
Storage: 5 h
Total power: ?????.?? kW (~??? MW)
Layout
336 rows
, with 20 SCE per row, each with 9x6 = 54 mirrors
Total number of mirrors: 362800
Row spacing: 25.66 m
Electrical connection: ??kV to ESKOM Paulputs substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
? website, SAHRIS case ID? site


Zeerust [75MW PV]

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Google Earth image
Site characteristics
Location: 26.067 E, 25.574 S; Altitude: 1248 m
(3 km SW of Zeerust, North West)
Property area: ? ha
Regulatory details
Developer: ?; Under construction
REIPPP bid window: 4; IPPID ?
DEA EIA ref.: 14/12/16/3/3/2/586; NEAS ref.: DEA/EIA/0002045/2013
Technology and design
PV ()?
Tracking about single north-south axis (1-axis)
Total solar module number: ?
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: ?
Rated power per module: ??? W
Size: ????mm x ???mm; ??x? = ?? cells per module
Total power: ?????.?? kW (~??.? MW)
Layout
?x? (portrait) = ? modules per table
Row spacing: ? m
Electrical
Inverters: ?; Type: ?
Electrical connection: ?kV to ? ESKOM substation
Links for this solar power station (often includes pictures and other stats):
? website, SAHRIS case ID4056 site

 
 

 

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