South African solar power plant database

This page lists details of South Africa's larger (≥ 5 MW) solar power stations.

Table 1: Operational plants (links in yellow lead to more details).
Name Longitude
(E)
Latitude
(S)
near Technology Capacity
(MW)
 Aurora18.50332.643 Aurora (WC) PV (fixed)9
 Vredendal18.50531.635 Vredendal (WC) PV (fixed)8.82
 SlimSun18.53033.350 Darling (WC) PV (fixed)5
 Paleisheuwel18.72732.420 Graafwater (WC) PV (fixed)75
 Aggeneys18.88929.240 Aggeneys (NC) PV (1-axis)46
 Konkoonsies19.55528.889 Pofadder (NC) PV (fixed)9.65
 Konkoonsies 219.56428.894 Pofadder (NC) PV (1-axis)86
 XiNa19.59228.892 Pofadder (NC) CSP (PT)100
 KaXu19.59428.881 Pofadder (NC) CSP (PT)100
 Loeriesfontein19.60930.507 Loeriesfontein (NC) PV (1-axis)75
 Touws River19.92433.413 Touws River (WC) CPV36
 Aries20.78529.496 Kenhardt (NC) PV (fixed)9.65
 Dyasonsklip 221.05828.567 Upington (NC) PV (1-axis)75
 Dyasonsklip 121.07228.573 Upington (NC) PV (1-axis)75
 Khi21.07828.539 Upington (NC) CSP (ST)50
 Sirius21.09728.544 Upington (NC) PV (1-axis)75
 Upington21.26828.418 Upington (NC) PV (fixed)8.9
 Kenhardt 121.3029.21 Kenhardt (NC) PV+BESS180
 Kenhardt 221.3029.21 Kenhardt (NC) PV+BESS180
 Kenhardt 321.3029.21 Kenhardt (NC) PV+BESS180
 Karoshoek 121.53528.488 Upington (NC) CSP (PT)100
 Bokpoort21.99528.726 Groblershoop (NC) CSP (PT)50
 Prieska PV22.31530.036 Copperton (NC) PV (1-axis)75
 Prieska RE22.32029.967 Copperton (NC) PV (fixed)20
 Prieska (Sonnedix)22.36230.021 Copperton (NC) PV (fixed)75
 Kathu22.92227.601 Dibeng (NC) PV (1-axis)75
 Sishen22.93127.577 Dibeng (NC) PV (1-axis)74
 Adams23.00427.387 Hotazel (NC) PV (1-axis)10
 Adams 223.01327.366 Hotazel (NC) PV (fixed)75
 Kathu CSP23.02827.613 Kathu (NC) CSP (PT)100
 Greefspan23.31229.391 Douglas (NC) PV (2-axis)9.9
 Boikanyo23.31229.385 Douglas (NC) PV (1-axis)55
 Lesedi23.36128.315 Lime Acres (NC) PV (fixed)64
 Jasper23.38228.309 Lime Acres (NC) PV (fixed)75
 Herbert23.80029.001 Douglas (NC) PV (2-axis)20
 De Aar (Mulilo)24.00530.628 De Aar (NC) PV (fixed)10
 De Aar (Mainstream)24.03530.617 De Aar (NC) PV (fixed)45.6
 De Aar 324.08030.579 De Aar (NC) PV (fixed)75
 Ilanga Lethemba24.10230.595 De Aar (NC) PV (fixed)75
 Kalkbult24.13730.159 De Aar (NC) PV (fixed)72.5
 Linde24.65030.999 Hanover (NC) PV (1-axis)36.8
 Matla a Bokone24.70128.567 Kimberley (NC) PV (1-axis)75
 Droogfontein24.75228.612 Kimberley (NC) PV (fixed)45.6
 Waterloo24.78727.039 Vryburg (NW) PV (1-axis)75
 Pulida24.92629.043 Jacobsdal (FS) PV (fixed)75
 Boshof25.19428.466 Boshof (FS) PV (1-axis)60
 Letsatsi25.92128.922 Bloemfontein (FS) PV (fixed)64
 Zeerust26.06825.575 Zeerust (NW) PV (1-axis)75
 Dreunberg26.21130.838 Burgersdorp (EC) PV (1-axis)69.6
 Bokamoso26.40227.167 Leeudoringstad (NC) PV (1-axis)68
 Nyala26.68327.922 Odendaalsrus (FS) PV (1-axis)8
 Tshepong26.70427.868 Odendaalsrus (FS) PV (1-axis)10
 Eland26.70827.926 Welkom (FS) PV (1-axis)10
 RustMo 127.41925.738 Marikana (NW) PV (fixed)6.93
 Khanyisa27.65326.413 Westonaria (GP) PV (1-axis)50
 Safripol27.86626.803 Sasolburg (FS) PV (1-axis)10
 Omnia27.86626.811 Sasolburg (FS) PV (fixed)5
 De Wildt27.93225.638 Brits (NW) PV (1-axis)50
 Tom Burke27.98323.071 Tom Burke (L) PV (fixed)60
 Sedibeng28.06426.430 Randvaal (GP) PV (1-axis)6.5
 Elikhulu29.09126.467 Evander (MP) PV (1-axis)10
 Soutpan29.25122.992 Vivo (L) PV (1-axis28
 Witkop29.36724.042 Polokwane (L) PV (1-axis)30
Provincial abbreviations: EC - Eastern Cape; FS - Free State; GP - Gauteng; L - Limpopo; MP - Mpumalanga; NC - Northern Cape; NW - North West; WC - Western Cape
Technology abbreviations: CPV - concentrated photovoltaic; CSP - concentrated solar power; PT - parabolic trough; PV - photovoltaic; ST - solar tower

Table 2: South African larger (≥ 5 MW) solar plants that are planned or under construction
Name Longitude
(E)
Latitude
(S)
near Technology Capacity
(MW)
Construction?
 Atlantis18.4833.58 Atlantis (WC) PV10planned
 De Hoek18.7732.96 Piketberg (WC) PV10planned
 Paardevlei18.8134.08 Somerset West (WC) PV60planned
 Grootfontein 319.9332.95 Touws River (WC) PV75in progress
 Grootfontein 219.9532.96 Touws River (WC) PV75in progress
 Grootfontein 119.9632.96 Touws River (WC) PV75in progress
 Oya hybrid20.2032.91 Matjiesfontein (WC) PV+BESS155in progress
 Upington (Eskom)21.0728.46 Upington (NC) CSP (ST)100cancelled?
 Umoyalanga21.1628.44 Upington (NC) PV+BESS138planned
 ACWA Bokpoort22.0128.72 Groblershoop (NC) PV+BESS442planned
 Sishen Iron Ore22.9827.69 Kathu (NC) PV67planned
 Bellatrix23.1831.53 Victoria West (NC) PV5cancelled?
 Redstone23.36728.297 Lime Acres (NC) CSP (ST)100in progress
 Du Plessis 124.0530.63 De Aar (NC) PV75planned
 Du Plessis 424.0730.63 De Aar (NC) PV5cancelled?
 Total Hydra24.0730.68 De Aar (NC) PV+BESS216?started?
 Graspan24.4329.35 Ritchie (NC) PV75planned
 Capella24.5726.27 Stella (NW) PV5cancelled?
 Castor25.2928.57 Boshof (FS) PV5cancelled?
 Parsons25.4633.92 Gqeberha (EC) PV50planned
 Leliehoek25.7028.70 Dealesville (FS) PV75planned
 Braklaagte25.7128.74 Dealesville (FS) PV75planned
 Kentani25.7228.63 Dealesville (FS) PV75planned
 Klipfontein 225.7328.67 Dealesville (FS) PV75planned
 Sonoblomo25.7428.62 Dealesville (FS) PV75planned
 Klipfontein25.7428.66 Dealesville (FS) PV75planned
 Good Hope25.7628.65 Dealesville (FS) PV200planned
 Slurry25.8325.82 Mafikeng (NW) PV10planned
 Boitumelo26.1026.00 Lichtenburg (NW) PV150planned
 Lichtenburg 226.10126.056 Lichtenburg (NW) PV126completed?
 Kutloano26.1126.04 Lichtenburg (NW) PV150planned
 Lichtenburg 126.12926.030 Lichtenburg (NW) PV132in progress
 Lichtenburg 326.13326.045 Lichtenburg (NW) PV130completed?
 Leeudoringstad26.3027.20 Leeudoringstad (NW) PV48planned
 Sannaspos26.5929.20 Thaba Nchu (FS) PV75planned
 Doornhoek26.6326.73 Klerksdorp (NW) PV120planned
 Grootspruit26.77627.737 Allanridge (FS) PV75in progress
 Noligwa26.7826.98 Viljoenskroon (FS) PV?planned
 Moab Khotsong26.8026.98 Viljoenskroon (FS) PV?planned
 Thakadu26.8026.96 Viljoenskroon (FS) PV220planned
 Springbok26.81228.195 Virginia (FS) PV150in progress
 Dwaalboom26.84324.806 Dwaalboom (L) PV10started?
 Phofu26.8627.08 Viljoenskroon (FS) PV100planned
 Omnia (phase 2)26.8727.806 Sasolburg (FS) PV5completed?
 Virginia26.9828.22 Virginia (FS) PV240planned
 Heuningspruit27.4227.45 Kroonstad (FS) PV5cancelled?
 Liverpool27.49124.909 Northam (L) PV10in progress
 Steynsrus 127.5427.91 Steynsrus (FS) PV5cancelled?
 Steynsrus 227.5427.91 Steynsrus (FS) PV5cancelled?
 Rhovan27.5725.58 Brits (NW) PV25started?
 Sibanye27.5726.36 Westonaria (GP) PV50planned
 Lephalale27.59623.635 Lephalale (L) PV68in progress
 Bela Bela28.3724.87 Bela Bela (L) PV75planned
 Mogalakwena28.9723.99 Mokopane (L) PV100planned
 Dreamworks29.5326.20 Hendrina (MP) PV75planned
 Bolobedu30.37123.492 Ga Modjadji (L) PV148in progress
 Fairview Mines31.0725.73 Barberton (MP) PV9started?

Table 3: List of known South African smaller (500 up to about 5000 kW) embedded solar installations:
(This list is UNDER CONSTRUCTION, and I am aware that many significant contributors are still missing!)
Province Name (longitude[E], latitude[S], capacity in kW)
Eastern Cape
> 15.8 MW
Woodlands Dairy(24.771,34.016,828); Equinox Mall(24.918,34.045,798); Volkswagen(25.421,33.786,968); Metlife Mall(25.509,33.946,1030); Aspen Pharmacare(25.588,33.935,1300); General Motors(25.599,33.921,1254); Show Grounds(25.602,33.927,710); ACSA Gqebera(25.603,33.994,1000); BMI Park(25.616,33.895,686); Dairy Group(25.628,33.790,1171); PE Cold Storage(25.657,33.811,821); NMU(25.672,34.007,1000); Twizza Queenstown(26.919,31.915,725); Kuyasa Centre(27.754,32.943,560); Kenvue(27.834,32.963,1300); Yanfeng(27.850,33.060,1617)
Free State
> 19.3 MW
UFS Main Campus(26.185,29.106,1000); Fleurdal Mall(26.191,29.158,2125); UFS South Campus(26.212,29.186,750); Heidedal Mall(26.253,29.141,602); Bloemfontein Airport(26.294,29.096,752); Goldfields Mall(26.736,27.976,2067); Pakworks(27.964,27.278,573); Lethabo(27.972,26.738,575); Lee Meats(28.055,27.011,740); Ditlhabeng Mall(28.326,28.242,2633); Frankfort Solar Farm(28.482,27.282,3780); Goedgedacht(28.667,28.150,524); UFS QwaQwa Campus(28.822,28.482,750); Setsing Crescent(28.802,28.535,1300); Nestle Harrismith(29.125,28.278,1000)
Gauteng
> 138.1 MW
Key West Mall(27.280,26.088,1016); RFG(27.772,26.111,1190); SAB Chamdor(27.795,26.155,1400); Vaal Mall(27.822,26.712,2503); Silverstar Casino(27.829,26.068,500); Signet Terrace(27.829,26.316,975); Cradlestone Mall(27.838,26.061,1000); Trade Route Mall(27.869,26.326,3600); Bedworth Centre(27.879,26.703,1000); Clearwater Mall(27.905,26.126,2904); Technikon Labs(27.920,26.189,532); Jackal Creek Corner(27.927,26.052,1090); Dixon Batteries(27.936,26.661,1326); Cosmo Mall(27.940,26.013,1537); Randridge Mall(27.941,26.101,1200); Northgate Mall(27.947,26.059,960); Naledi Ringrollers(27.947,26.644,793); Wesbank(27.952,26.119,2100); Boskruin Village(27.959,26.087,615); Caxton Cartons(27.962,26.201,874); Cresta Mall(27.973,26.130,1986); Poly Oak(27.976,26.257,529); LCP Propco(27.979,26.207,657); UJ APK(27.999,26.185,818); Nicolway(28.020,26.053,1109); Lynca Meats(28.020,26.519,960); Southdale Shopping Centre(28.023,26.242,843); KPMG(28.032,26.185,783); Standard Bank(28.039,26.209,561); Rosebank Mall(28.041,26.147,1000); The Rosebank Zone(28.044,26.145,611); The Glen(28.049,26.268,1000); Mall of the South(28.058,26.315,5106); Kyalami Corner(28.075,25.984,1173); Norwood Mall(28.080,26.148,2392); Alex Plaza(28.086,26.106,940); Soshanguve Crossing(28.090,25.549,1222); Rosslyn Brewery(28.091,25.625,1000); Olievenhout Plaza(28.096,25.924,900); Shell M2(28.104,26.209,600); Mall of Africa(28.107,26.015,4755); Wonderpark Mall(28.118,25.672,4400); Park Meadows(28.115,26.184,1900); Eastgate Mall(28.117,26.178,1219); Siemens(28.120,26.005,998); Liquid Telecoms(28.120,26.010,1200); Sky City Mall(28.120,26.414,700); The Boulders(28.127,25.996,2201); Alrode Brewery(28.133,26.310,1300); MIFA Industrial Park(28.135,25.963,677); Pick n Pay(28.135,26.106,2340); Mall@Reds(28.137,25.872,2100); Blu Valley Mall(28.141,25.907,750); Greenstone Mall(28.141,26.117,1000); Stoneridge Mall(28.145,26.116,2496); Quagga Centre(28.149,25.748,990); Green Valley Mall(28.156,26.118,701); Woolworths Distribution Centre(28.163,25.921,1001); Centurion Lifestyle Centre(28.164,25.879,2925); Meadowdale Mall(28.170,26.160,901); OBC Group(28.179,25.918,675); Centurion Mall(28.187,25.858,1320); Mpact(28.185,26.268,1100); Wonderboom Junction(28.189,25.685,1582); Copalcor(28.191,26.257,1375); Graniti Tecnica(28.192,26.110,579); Birch Acres Square(28.193,26.034,559); CBI Electric(28.193,26.157,1100); Lyttleton Shopping Centre(28.205,25.829,598); Tembi Mall(28.221,26.010,670); Emperors Palace(28.223,26.146,3396); Brooklyn Mall(28.235,25.772,1104); East Rand Mall(28.242,26.182,1726); Queens Corner(28.245,25.732,662); Kolonnade(28.251,25.682,2537); Kolonnade Retail Park(28.252,25.676,1283); Zibo Containers(28.253,25.962,1780); Unilever Khanyisa(28.267,26.190,1146); Menlyn Retail Centre(28.277,25.788,950); High Duty Castings(28.277,26.217,506); Nestle Babelegi(28.278,25.351,966); Teraco JB2(28.278,26.075,2000); CSIR(28.279,25.742,558); DSV Park(28.284,26.058,1300); Kwikot(28.294,26.222,1000); Dunlop Belts(28.297,26.206,802); Pick n Pay Hyper(28.305,25.784,1200), Atterbury Value Mart(28.308,25.789,1000); ABSA Tshwane Campus(28.311,25.720,1000); Lakeside Mall(28.315,26.185,1214); Woodlands Mall(28.316,25.824,1000); Mall@Carnival(28.318,26.525,4240); The Grove(28.324,25.767,1000); Northmead Mall(28.330,26.172,514); Denlyn Shopping Centre(28.333,25.715,510); Heidelberg Mall(28.372,26.493,2233); BAT(28.373,26.512,1586); Atoll(28.376,26.196,522); ERZ KwaThema(28.387,26.282,1200); Mams Mall(28.422,25.703,1000); Element Six(28.456,26.296,1485); Angelo Mall(28.458,26.423,863); McCains(28.460,26.285,1000); Transvaal Galvanisers(28.480;26.401;568)
KwaZulu Natal
> 35.0 MW
Midlands Mall(30.376,29.580,1000); South Coast Mall(30.406,30.798,3221); Belgotex(30.416,29.573,1000); Bracken Timbers(30.613,29.031,1496); MAN Trucks(30.837,29.815,580); Clover Queensburgh(30.879,29.866,1513); Galleria Mall(30.900,30.033,1000); Arbour Crossing(30.908,30.028,1450); Prospecton Brewery(30.929,29.993,1300); Midway Crossing(30.948,29.764,990); Westwood Mall(30.961,29.829,1037); Tropic Plastics(30.978,29.935,515); Springfield Shopping Centre(30.991,29.811,940); Adcock Riverhorse(30.995,29.785,551); Bluff Hillside Mall(31.002,29.930,660); Cornubia Mall(31.055,29.711,5254); Gateway Mall(31.067,29.728,1150); Ballito Junction(31.203,29.523,1200); uShaka Mall(31.288,29.346,531); kwaDukuza Mall(31.292,29.334,1172); Atrium Mall(31.472,28.889,500); Boardwalk Inkwazi(32.049,28.755,6800); Mtuba Mall(32.181,28.415,1000)
Limpopo
> 27.4 MW
Louma Boerdery(27.131,24.510,725); Thaba Mine(27.352,24.754,1000); Lephalale Mall(27.704,23.690,1555); Bela Mall(28.294,24.895,900); Steilloop Shopping Centre(28.622,23.431,798); Mogalakwena(28.924,23.968,616); Tibani Shopping Centre(29.017,23.639,798); Gogo Fruits(29.294,25.075,1089); Groblersdal Mall(29.404,25.168,1300); Polokwane Brewery(29.475,23.866,1300); Mall@Lebo(29.479,24.316,1100); Mall of the North(29.509,23.873,1300); ZZ2 Rietpol Packhouse(29.597,23.725,795); Limpopo Dairy(29.835,23.110,543); Musina Mall(30.042,22.338,1400); ZZ2 Mooketsi(30.131,23.596,1040); Tsaneng Mall(30.163,23.826,1450); Mpephu Mall(30.188,22.901,616); Steelpoort Shopping Centre(30.208,24.730,972); Letaba Citrus(30.293,23.864,2000); Tubatse Crossing(30.313,24.660,1320); Indigo Fruits Naranja(30.329,24.847,645); Houers Korp(30.397,23.880,1261); Indigo Fruit BBI(30.868,24.406,887); Ambrosia Citrus(30.913,24.363,1077); Tshikondeni Mine(30.952,22.508,900)
Mpumalanga
> 22.8 MW
Rossgro Feeds(28.608,26.148,900); Kendal(28.980,26.086,620); Mall@Siya(29.057,25.115,808); Mall@Emba(29.078,26.545,1020); Secunda Mall(29.182,26.511,1156); Central Mall(29.184,26.506,700); Ben Fluer Mall(29.268,15.900,650); Alzu(29.653,25.894,1123); Blinkwater Mills(29.823,25.423,990); Wesselton Mall(29.969,26.493,504); Oaks Shopping Centre(29.983,26.517,550); Merino Mall(29.994,26.536,2100); Warburton Saagmeule(30.443,26.237,832); Mall@Mfula(30.806,27.010,807); Ilanga Mall(30.956,25.470,1400); Riverside Mall(30.968,25.437,1200); Canary Walk(30.982,25.465,575); Crossing Mall(30.999,25.335,500); Acornhoek Mall(31.041,24.606,1300); Timrite Yaverland(31.058,25.322,720); Onderberg Kooperasie(31.509,25.487,710); Matsamo Mall(31.512,25.678,840); Leopards Creek(31.539,25.443,580); Skukuza(31.589,24.998,1200); Singita Camp(31.979,24.455,1015)
Northern Cape
> 12.0 MW
Augpad Koelkamers(20.349,28.640,647); Groenheuwel(20.383,28.667,1125); Groot Gariep(20.608,28.771,605); Orange River Cellars(21.208,28.442,592); Upington Airport(21.256,28.417,500); Kalahari Mall(21.257,28.443,1307); Prieska(22.721,29.683,1000); Kathu Village(23.034,27.700,1000); Kathu Heritage Mall(23.068,27.692,627); Hendrie Boerdery(23.738,29.192,1200); Orasol(24.414,29.805,900); Koppieskraal(24.477,28.992,792); Diamond Pavillion(24.764,28.765,1312); Kimberley Airport(24.770,28.790,500)
North West
> 14.4 MW
Taung Mall(24.746,27.560,700); Tower Mall(26.592,26.878,754); Pioneer Foods(26.663,26.893,1000); Senwes Head Office(26.677,26.859,753); Matlosana Mall(26.704,26.850,5129); Sun Village(27.100,25.361,704); Mooirivier Mall(27.106,26.712,1000); Rustenburg Mall(27.227,25.662,2233); Waterfall Mall(27.252,25.707,574); Dikhololo(27.743,25.411,611); Brits Mall(27.803,25.650,1000)
Western Cape
> 42.1 MW
Robben Island(18.380,33.807,666); Wembley Square(18.422,33.933,550); Constantia Village(18.445,34.022,814); Cavendish Square(18.463,33.980,1000); Newlands Brewery(18.467,33.973,700); Bayside Mall(18.489,33.824,500); Martin and Martin(18.498,33.930,550); Maskam Mall(18.508,31.673,535); Old Mutual(18.511,33.923,1000); Vodacom(18.519,33.891,542); SAFT Durbanville(18.551,33.817,1799); Golden Arrow(18.564,33.930,820); Plattekloof Village(18.573,33.865,994); Shoprite Park(18.592,33.907,1639); Mega Park(18.654,33.922,1200); Shoprite Basson(18.682,33.896,1000); Soneike Mall(18.683,33.909,780); Zibo Containers(18.705,33.952,529); Shoprite Kraaifontein(18.726,33.855,634); Sitari Village Mall(18.779,34.051,635); Waterstone Mall(18.823,34.071,800); Perdeberg(18.824,33.658,800); Gordons Bay Mall(18.882,34.151,502); Rooibos(18.887,32.187,1000); Cedar Mill Mall(18.889,32.185,851); Marlenique(18.957,33.826,594); Tokara(18.916,33.911,780); Paarl Mall(18.967,33.765,2500); RFG(18.974,33.652,929); SAFT Paarl(18.977,33.716,1000); Two A Day(19.033,34.153,1129); Chiltern Farms(19.136,34.309,530); Doornkraal(19.227,33.248,507); Die Eike(19.237,33.227,1404); Frupak(19.307,33.335,507); Ceres Koelkamers(19.319,33.338,508); Howbill Farm(19.355,33.107,1135); Graaf Fruit(19.363,33.303,570); GRW(19.474,33.631,1585); Pavillion Mall(20.044,34.533,1200); P&B Limeworks(20.074,34.516,1000); Langeberg Mall(22.104,34.149,1354); Klein Karoo(22.231,33.608,1000); George Airport(22.387,34.002,740); BCC George(22.474,33.979,1740); Market Square(23.369,34.043,731)


Some useful sites for obtaining information about South African solar power plants:
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.


Concentrated solar power plants (ordered by capacity, then longitude)

Name(s) and images Technical details Regulatory details and References
Xina [100MW CSP]


Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics (from Google Earth)
Location: 19.5915 E, 28.8918 S; Altitude: 844 m
Site gradient: 0.68°→N, 0.20°→W; Collector space: ~347 ha
(at Paulputs substation, 32 km north of Pofadder, Northern Cape)
Technology and design
CSP (parabolic trough)
Solar collector element (SCE): Spacetube 8.2 [a]
SCE arrangement: 9x6 = 54 mirrors
SCE width: 8.20m; focal length: 2.36 m
Reflector: Rioglass; ?.??m x 1.77 per mirror
Heat collection element (HCE): Rioglass UVAC90 [a]
Storage: 5.5 h[a]
ESKOM connection: ??kV to Paulputs substation
Layout (from Google Earth)
336 rows, with 20 SCE per row, totaling 6720 SCE
Total number of mirrors: 362800
Row length: 329.7 m; Row spacing: 25.62 m
Contracted power: 100 MW

Regulatory details
Developer: Abengoa [a]; Commissioned: May 2018
REIPPP bid window: 3; IPPID RE CS 0056_001
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/????; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/????/20??

References and other links
[a] NREL Solarpaces website
SAHRIS case ID? site

KaXu [100MW CSP]


Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics (from Google Earth)
Location: 19.5940 E, 28.8809 S; Altitude: 835 m
Site gradient: 0.57°→N, 0.37°→W; Collector space: ~359 ha
(at Paulputs substation, 33 km north of Pofadder, Northern Cape)
Technology and design
CSP (parabolic trough)
Solar collector element (SCE): Abengoa Solar E2 [a]
SCE arrangement: 7x4 = 28 mirrors
SCE width: 5.76m; focal length: 1.71 m
Reflector: Rioglass [a]; ?.??m x 1.70 per mirror
Heat collection element (HCE): Schott PTR70 [a]
Storage 2.5 h [a]
ESKOM connection: 132kV to Paulputs substation
Layout (from Google Earth)
600 rows, with 20 SCE per row, totaling 12000 SCE
Total number of mirrors: 336000
Row length: 248.6 m; Row spacing: 18.01 m
Contracted power: 100 MW

Regulatory details
Developer: Abengoa [a]; commissioned: Mar 2015
REIPPP bid window: 1; IPPID 118
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/1832; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/12067/2010

References and other links
[a] NREL Solarpaces website
renewable-technology.com website, SAHRIS case ID155 site

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

Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics (from Google Earth)
Location: 21.5348 E, 28.4876 S; Altitude: 876 m
Gradient: 0.30°→N, 0.03°→E; Collector space: ~356 ha
(30 km east of Upington, Northern Cape)
Technology and design
CSP (parabolic trough)
Solar collector element (SCE): Senertrough
SCE arrangement: 7x4 = 28 mirrors
SCE width: 5.76m; focal length: 1.71 m
Reflector: ? [specs]; ?.??m x 1.70 per mirror
Heat collection element (HCE): ?
Storage: 5 h [a]
ESKOM connection: 132kV to Gordonia substation
Layout (from Google Earth)
532 rows, with 24 SCE per row, totaling 12768 SCE
Total number of mirrors: 357504
Row length: 297.1 m; Row spacing: 17.21 m
Contracted power: 100 MW

Regulatory details
Developer: Emvelo; commissioned: Nov 2018
REIPPP bid window: 3; IPPID ?
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/1585; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/?/?

References and other links
Ilanga CSP 1 official website
[a] NREL Solarpaces website
SAHRIS case ID210 site

Kathu CSP [100MW CSP]


Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics (from Google Earth)
Location: 23.0280 E, 27.6131 S; Altitude: 1176 m
Site gradient: 0.08°→N, 0.22°→W; Collector space: ~403 ha
(10 km north of Kathu, Northern Cape)
Technology and design
CSP (parabolic trough)
Solar collector element (SCE): Senertrough-2
SCE arrangement: 8x4 = 32 mirrors
SCE width: 6.87m; focal length: 2.00 m
Reflector: ? [specs]; ?.??m x 1.60m per mirror
Heat collection element (HCE): ?
Storage: 4.5 h [a]
ESKOM connection: ??kV to ? substation
Layout (from Google Earth)
500 rows, with 24 SCE per row, totaling 12000 SCE
Total number of mirrors: 387072
Row length: 320.7 m; Row spacing: 20.49 m
Contracted power: 100 MW

Regulatory details
Developer: Abengoa; commissioned: Jan 2019 [a]
REIPPP bid window: 3.5; IPPID 11?
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/1994; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/?/?

References and other links
[a] Kathu Solar Park official website
[a] NREL Solarpaces website
SAHRIS case ID4785 site

Khi [50MW CSP]


Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics (from Google Earth)
Location: 21.0777 E, 28.5394 S; Altitude: 836 m
Site gradient: 0.42°→S, 0.16°→W; Collector space: ~308 ha
(19 km west of Upington, Northern Cape)
Technology and design
CSP (solar tower)
ASUP 140 heliostats [a]
Total heliostat number: 4120 [a]
Reflector characteristics
Rioglass
Heliostat area 140 m2[a]
8x4 mirrors, each of size: ????mm x ???mm
Storage 2h [a]
ESKOM connection: ??kV to ? substation
Layout
Tower height: 200 m [a]
Concentric row spacing: ?.?? m
Contracted power: 50 MW

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

References and other links
[a] NREL Solarpaces website
? website, SAHRIS case ID? site

Bokpoort [50MW CSP]


Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics (from Google Earth)
Location: 21.9954 E, 28.7259 S; Altitude: 955 m
Site gradient: 0.12°→S, 0.19°→W; Collector space: ~225 ha
(at Garona substation, 19 km north of Groblershoop, Northern Cape)
Technology and design
CSP (parabolic trough)
Solar collector element (SCE): SenerTrough [a]
SCE arrangement: 7x4 = 28 mirrors
SCE width: 5.76m; focal length 1.71m
Receiver: FE GmbH, Rp3 annealed; 1.70m x ?.??m per mirror
Heat collection element (HCE): Schott PTR70 [a]
Storage: 9.3 h [b]
ESKOM connection: ??kV to Garona substation
Layout (from Google Earth)
360 rows, with 24 SCE per row, totaling 8640 SCE
Total number of mirrors: 241920
Row length: 296.8 m; Row spacing: 17.23 m
Contracted power: 50 MW

Regulatory details
Developer: Acwa Power[a]; commissioned: Mar 2016
REIPPP bid window: 2; IPPID 002
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/1920; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/12226/2011

References and other links
[a] NREL Solarpaces website
[b] ACWA Power website
[c] SAHRIS case ID545 site

Touws River [36MW CPV]


Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 19.9240 E, 33.4127 S; Altitude: 856 m
Site gradient: 1.24°→N, 0.00°→W; Collector space: ~141 ha
(10 km west of Touws River, Western Cape)
Technology and design
Concentrated PV
Fully tracking solar position (2-axis)
Total solar panel number: 1500 tables [a] = 18000 modules
Panel characteristics
Solar system type: Soitec CX-S530-II [a]; Module type: CX-M500 [a]
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
ESKOM connection: 22kV to Touwsrivier substation
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

References and other links
[a] wikiwand Touwsrivier CPV website
SAHRIS case ID? site


Photovoltaic plants (ordered by capacity, then longitude)

Name(s) and images Technical details Regulatory details and References
Paleisheuwel [75MW PV]


Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 18.7267 E, 32.4197 S; Altitude: 314 m
Site gradient: 1.83°→N; 0.00°→W; Collector space: ~184 ha
(at Paleisheuwel substation, 30 km NW of Citrusdal, Western Cape)
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
ESKOM connection: 33kV to Paleisheuwel substation
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?

References and other links
? website, SAHRIS case ID? site
Konkoonsies 2 [75MW PV]


Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 19.5638 E, 28.8939 S; Altitude: 841 m
Site gradient: 0.69°→N; 0.33°→W; Collector space: ~210 ha
(at Paulputs substation, 31 km N of Pofadder, Northern Cape)
Technology and design
PV ()?
Tracking about single north-south axis (1-axis)
Total solar module number: 250160
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: CS6U-P
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: 5.50 m
Electrical
Inverters: ?; Type: ?
ESKOM connection: ?kV to Paulputs substation
Regulatory details
Developer: Aurora Power Solutions; Commissioned: Sep 2020
REIPPP bid window: 4; IPPID ?
DEA EIA ref.: 14/12/16/3/3/2/2443; NEAS ref.: ?

References and other links
? website, SAHRIS case ID9266 site

Loeriesfontein [75MW PV]


Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 19.6092 E, 30.5066 S; Altitude: 944 m
Site gradient: 0.66°→S; 0.10°→W; Collector space: ~207 ha
(near Helios substation, 52 km north of Loeriesfontein, Northern Cape)
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
30x2? (portrait) = ? modules per table
Row spacing: 6.00 m
Electrical
Inverters: ?; Type: Sungrow SG3125HV
ESKOM connection: ?kV to Helios substation
Regulatory details
Developer: Solar Capital; Commissioned: May 2023
REIPPP bid window: 4; IPPID ?
DEA EIA ref.:E: ?; NEAS ref.: ?

References and other links
Solar Capital website, SAHRIS case ID? site

Dyasonsklip 2 [75MW PV]


Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 21.0581 E, 28.5666 S; Altitude: 830 m
Site gradient: 0.04°→S; 0.17°→E; Collector space: ~201 ha
(22 km W of Upington, Northern Cape)
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
ESKOM connection: 33kV to ? substation
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?

References and other links
? website, SAHRIS case ID? site

Dyasonsklip 1 [75MW PV]


Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 21.0715 E, 28.5730 S; Altitude: 826 m
Site gradient: 0.27°→S; 0.10°→E; Collector space: ~183 ha
(22 km W of Upington, Northern Cape)
Technology and design
PV ()?
Tracking about single north-south axis (1-axis)
Total solar module number: 277500
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: BYD ?
Rated power per module: 310 W
Size: ????mm x ???mm; 12x6 = 72 cells per module
Total power: 86025.00 kW (~86.0 MW)
Layout
??x1 (portrait) = ? modules per table
Row spacing: ? m
Electrical
Inverters: 37; Type: Sunny Central 2200
ESKOM connection: 33kV to ? substation
Regulatory details
Developer: Scatec; Commissioned: Feb 2020
REIPPP bid window: 4; IPPID ?
DEA EIA ref.: 14/12/16/3/3/2/538; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/00?/201?

References and other links
? website, SAHRIS case ID? site

Sirius [75MW PV]


Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 21.0973 E, 28.5443 S; Altitude: 825 m
Site gradient: 0.12°→S; 0.85°→E; Collector space: ~182 ha
(17 km SW of Upington, Northern Cape)
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: 37; Type: Sunny Central 2200
ESKOM connection: 33kV to ? substation
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

References and other links
? website, SAHRIS case ID1844 site

Prieska PV [75MW PV]
(Klipgats Pan, Prieska PV4)

Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 22.3152 E, 30.0358 S; Altitude: 1056 m
Site gradient: 0.23°→S; 0.41°→W; Collector space: ~171 ha
(at Kronos substation, 13 km south of Copperton, Northern Cape)
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
ESKOM connection: ? to Kronos substation
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

References and other links
Mulilo website, SAHRIS case ID315 site

Prieska Sonnedix [75MW PV]
(Hoekplaas)

Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 22.3625 E, 30.0212 S; Altitude: 1095 m
Site gradient: 0.22°→S; 0.48°→E; Collector space: ~119 ha
(at Kronos substation, 12 km south of Copperton, Northern Cape)
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
ESKOM connection: Prieska PV3 132kV to Kronos substation
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

References and other links
Mulilo website, SAHRIS case ID1467 site

Kathu [75MW PV]
(Reisa Kathu)

Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 22.9218 E, 27.6014 S; Altitude: 1139 m
Site gradient: 0.11°→N; 0.18°→W; Collector space: ~205 ha
(4 km east of Dibeng, Northern Cape)
Technology and design
PV (polycrystalline)?
Tracking about single north-south axis (1-axis)
Total solar panel number: 343200 [a]
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: 78936.00 kW (~78.9 MW)
Layout
??x1 (portrait) = ?? modules per table
Row spacing: 4.60 m
Electrical
Inverters: 108; Type: Santerno
ESKOM connection: 22kV to Fox substation
Regulatory details
Developer: Building Energy; Commissioned: Aug 2014 [a]
REIPPP bid window: 1; IPPID 444
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/1858; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/12336/2011

References and other links
[a] REISA Kathu website
SAHRIS case ID? site

Adams 2 [75MW PV]


Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 23.0132 E, 27.3662 S; Altitude: 1109 m
Site gradient: 0.12°→N; 0.27°→W; Collector space: ~185 ha
(at ? substation, 19 km south of Hotazel, Northern Cape)
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
ESKOM connection: ??kV to ? substation
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

References and other links
? website, SAHRIS case ID7201 site

Jasper [75MW PV]


Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 23.3815 E, 28.3090 S; Altitude: 1538 m
Site gradient: 0.14°→S; 0.73°→W; Collector space: ~146 ha
(11 km west of Lime Acres, Northern Cape)
Technology and design
PV (polycrystalline)
Fixed tilt angle of ??° with azimuth 0° (N)
Total solar module number: 325600 [a]
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 (1.019 MW) [a]
ESKOM connection: 132kV to ? substation
Regulatory details
Developer: Solar Reserve; Commisioned: Dec 2014 [a]
REIPPP bid window: 2; IPPID 562
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/????; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/?????/201?

References and other links
[a] Jasper Power official website
SAHRIS case ID? site

De Aar 3 [75MW PV]
(Solar Capital De Aar Phase 2)

Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 24.0799 E, 30.5792 S; Altitude: 1246 m
Gradient: 0.33°→S, 0.23°→W; Collector space: ~204 ha
(10 km east of De Aar, Northern Cape)
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)
ESKOM connection: 22kV to 132kV Hydra-Beyershoek line
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

References and other links
Solar capital De Aar 3 official website
SAHRIS case ID? site

Ilanga Lethemba [75MW PV]
(Solar Capital De Aar 1)

Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 24.102 E, 30.595 S; Altitude: 1253 m
(next to ? substation, 11 km east of De Aar, Northern Cape)
Utilised area: 282 ha
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: ?
ESKOM connection: ??kV to ? substation
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

References and other links
Solar Capital De Aar 1 website, SAHRIS case ID546 site

Matla a Bokone [75MW PV]
(Droogfontein 2)

Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 24.7008 E, 28.5672 S; Altitude: 1156 m
Site gradient: 0.12°→S; 0.43°→E; Collector space: ~212 ha
(20 km N of Kimberley, Northern Cape)
Technology and design
PV (polycrystalline silicon)
Tracking about single north-south axis (1-axis)
Total solar module number: 261360 [a]
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: Suntec STP330-24Vfw [a]
Rated power per modulea: 330 W
Size: 1960mm x 992mm; 12x6 = 72 cells per module
Total power: 86248.80 kW (~86.2 MW)
Layout
30x1 (portrait) = 30 modules per table
Row spacing: 6.0 m
Electrical
Inverters: 44; Type: PVS980-58-1909kVA
ESKOM connection: ?kV to Warthog substation [a]
Regulatory details
Developer: juwi; Commissioned: Mar 2020 [a]
REIPPP bid window: 4; IPPID ?
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/?; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/00?/201?

References and other links
[a] Matla a Bokone Solar website, SAHRIS case ID? site

Waterloo [75MW PV]


Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 24.7874 E, 27.0386 S; Altitude: 1201 m
Site gradient: 0.35°→S; 0.00°→E; Collector space: ~160 ha
(10 km S of Vryburg, North West)
Technology and design
PV ()
Tracking about single north-south axis (1-axis)
Total solar module number: 261360 [a]
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: ?
Rated power per module: 330 W
Size: ????mm x ???mm; 12x6 = 72 cells per module
Total power: 86248.80 kW (~86.2 MW)
Layout
30x1 (portrait) = 30 modules per table
Row spacing: 4.50 m
Electrical
Inverters: ?; Type: ?
ESKOM connection: ?kV to Mookodi substation
Regulatory details
Developer: juwi; Commissioned: Nov 2020 [a]
REIPPP bid window: 4; IPPID ?
DEA EIA ref.: 14/12/16/3/3/2/308; NEAS ref.: DEA/EIA/0001090/2012

References and other links
[a] Waterloo Solar website, SAHRIS case ID359 site

Pulida [75MW PV]


Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 24.9255 E, 29.043 S; Altitude: 1141 m
Site gradient: 0.04°→N; 0.03°→W; Collector space: ~182 ha
(18 km NE of Jacobsdal, Free State)
Technology and design
PV (thin film)
Fixed tilt angle of 20° with azimuth 0° (N)
Total solar module number: 611100 [a]
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: 3Sun ? [a]
Rated power per module: 135 W
Size: 1402mm x 1001mm [b]; 1x1 = 1 cells per module [b]
Total power: ?????.?? kW (~??.? MW)
Layout
7x3 (portrait) = 21 modules per table
Row spacing: 6.99 m
Electrical
Inverters: 96; Type: Sunway 1000V TG760
ESKOM connection: ??kV to Kimberley DS-Skietpan 132kV line
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

References and other links
[a] Power Technology market data
[b] enfsolar.com data sheet
SAHRIS case ID1745 site

Zeerust [75MW PV]


Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 26.0682 E, 25.5747 S; Altitude: 1240 m
Site gradient: 0.89°→N; 0.18°→W; Collector space: ~162 ha
(3 km SW of Zeerust, North West)
Technology and design
PV ()?
Tracking about single north-south axis (1-axis)
Total solar module number: 250080 [a]
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: ?
Rated power per module: 345 W [a]
Size: ????mm x ???mm; 12x6 = 72 cells per module
Total power: 86277.60 kW (~86.3 MW)
Layout
30x2 (portrait) = 60 modules per table
Row spacing: 4.01 m
Electrical
Inverters: ?; Type: ?
ESKOM connection: ?kV to Kameeldoorn substation
Regulatory details
Developer: Zeerust Power Company; Commissioning: Jan 2021 [a]
REIPPP bid window: 4; IPPID ?
DEA EIA ref.: 14/12/16/3/3/2/586; NEAS ref.: DEA/EIA/0002045/2013

References and other links
[a] Zeerust Solar official website (includes photos)
SAHRIS case ID4056 site

Dreunberg [75MW PV]


Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 26.2110 E, 30.8375 S; Altitude: 1452 m
Site gradient: 0.31°→N; 0.22°→E; Collector space: ~190 ha
(20 km north of Burgersdorp, Eastern Cape)
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)
ESKOM connection: ??kV to Dreunberg substation
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

References and other links
[a] Scatec Solar: Dreunberg website
SAHRIS case ID1098 site

Sishen [74MW PV]


Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 22.9309 E, 27.5773 S; Altitude: 1137 m
Site gradient: 0.11°→N; 0.19°→W; Collector space: ~321 ha
(6 km east of Dibeng, Northern Cape)
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
ESKOM connection: ??kV to ? substation
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

References and other links
[a] Acciona: Sishen official website
SAHRIS case ID? site

Kalkbult [75MW PV]


Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 24.1371 E, 30.1590 S; Altitude: 1204 m
Site gradient: 0.26°→N; 0.25°→W; Collector space: ~134 ha
(at Kalkbult substation, 56 km north of De Aar, Northern Cape)
Technology and design
PV (polycrystalline)
Fixed tilt angle of 30° [c] with azimuth 0° (N)
Total solar module number: 312504
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: BYD 240P6C-30 [c]
Rated power per module: 240 W [c]
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 [c]; Type: SMA SC 800CP XT (800 kW) [c]
ESKOM connection: ??kV to Kalkbult substation
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

References and other links
Scatec Solar: Kalkbult official website
SAHRIS case ID988 site
[c] Gurupira T and Rix AJ, 2017, South African Universities Power Engineering Conference
Bokamoso [68MW PV]


Google Earth image and closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 26.4025 E, 27.1670 S; Altitude: 1284 m
Site gradient: 0.02°→S; 0.67°→E; Collector space: ~136 ha
(19 km E of Leeudoringstad, North West)
Technology and design
PV (monocrystalline silicon)
Tracking about single north-south axis (1-axis)
Total solar module number: 236580 [a]
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: ?
Rated power per module: 330 W
Size: ????mm x ????mm; ??x? = ? cells per module
Total power: 78071.40 kW (~78.1 MW)
Layout
1x36? (portrait) = ?? modules per table
Row spacing: 4.50 m
Electrical
Inverters: 35; Type: 2000kV ?
ESKOM connection: 132kV line to ? substation
Regulatory details
Developer: Sun Edison; Commissioned: Aug 2020 [a]
REIPPP bid window: 4; IPPID ?
DEA EIA ref.: 14/12/16/3/3/2/559; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/00?/201?

References and other links
[a] Bokamoso Solar official website
SAHRIS case ID3490 site

Lesedi [64MW PV]


Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 23.3606 E, 28.3146 S; Altitude: 1511 m
Site gradient: 0.36°→S; 0.22°→E; Collector space: ~145 ha
(12 km west of Lime Acres, Northern Cape)
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)
ESKOM connection: 22kV? to ? substation
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

References and other links
Solar Reserve: Lesedi official website
SAHRIS case ID? site

Letsatsi [64MW PV]


Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 25.9214 E, 28.9216 S; Altitude: 1244 m
Site gradient: 0.12°→N; 0.38°→W; Collector space: ~144 ha
(at Soutdrift substation, 35 km north of Bloemfontein, Free State)
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)
ESKOM connection: 22kV to Soutdrift substation
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

References and other links
Solar Reserve: Letsatsi official website
SAHRIS case ID? site

Boshof [60MW PV]


Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 25.1941 E, 28.4658 S; Altitude: 1224 m
Site gradient: 0.59°→N; 0.16°→W; Collector space: ~134 ha
(9 km north of Boshof, Free State)
Technology and design
PV (polycrystalline)
Tracking about single north-south axis (1-axis)
Total solar module number: 218000 [a]
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 or 7)x1 (portrait) = 6 or 7 modules per table
Row spacing: 4.00 m
Electrical
Inverters: ?; Type: ABB PVS800
ESKOM connection: 22kV to new substation on Kimberley-Giraffe 132kV line
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

References and other links
[a] Boshof Solar Power official website
SAHRIS case ID? site

Tom Burke [60MW PV]


Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 27.9833 E, 23.0713 S; Altitude: 805 m
Site gradient: 0.00°→N; 0.24°→W; Collector space: ~156 ha
(1 km west of Tom Burke, Limpopo)
Technology and design
PV (thin film)?
Fixed tilt angle of 20° with azimuth 0° (N)
Total solar module number: ?
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: 3Sun
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
ESKOM connection: ??kV to ? substation
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

References and other links
? website, SAHRIS case ID? site

Boikanyo [55MW PV]
(Greefspan 2)

Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 23.3118 E, 29.3853 S; Altitude: 1034 m
Site gradient: 0.06°→N; 0.11°→W; Collector space: ~143 ha
(next to Greefspan substation, 60 km west of Douglas, Northern Cape)
Technology and design
PV ()?
Tracking about single north-south axis (1-axis)
Total solar module number: 184822 [a]
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: ?
Rated power per module: 340 W [a]
Size: ????mm x ???mm; 12x6 = 72 cells per module
Total power: 62839.48 kW (~62.8 MW)
Layout
?x2 (portrait) = ? modules per table
Row spacing: ? m
Electrical
Inverters: ?; Type: ?
ESKOM connection: ?kV to Greefspan substation
Regulatory details
Developer: Boikanyo Solar Company; Commissioned: Apr 2021 [a]
REIPPP bid window: 4; IPPID ?
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/2645; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/UP_DG/0000017/2012

References and other links
[a] Boikanyo official website
SAHRIS case ID? site

Khanyisa [50MW PV]


Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 27.6532 E, 26.4129 S; Altitude: 1623 m
Site gradient: 0.37°→S; 0.01°→E; Collector space: ~103 ha
next to Goldfields South Deep mine, 10 km S of Westonaria, Gauteng)
Technology and design
PV ()?
Fixed tilt angle of ?° with azimuth 0° (N)
Total solar module number: 100980 [a]
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: ?
Rated power per module: 550 W [a]
Size: ????mm x ???mm; 24x6 = 144 cells per module
Total power: 55539.00 kW (~55.6 MW)
Layout
27x2 (portrait) = 54 modules per table
Row spacing: 14.17 m
Electrical
Inverters: 340; Type: 150kW
ESKOM connection: ?kV to ? substation
Regulatory details
Developer: Goldfields; Commissioned: Aug 2022 [a]
REIPPP bid window: N/A; IPPID ?
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/????; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/UP_DG/00000??/????

References and other links
[a] Goldfields South Deep Khanyisa Solar Plant official website
SAHRIS case ID? site

De Wildt [50MW PV]


Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 27.9323 E, 25.6376 S; Altitude: 1226 m
Site gradient: 0.77°→N; 0.79°→W; Collector space: ~94 ha
(15 km E of Brits, North West)
Technology and design
PV ()?
Tracking about single north-south axis (1-axis)
Total solar module number: 169140 [a]
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: ?
Rated power per module: 340 W [a]
Size: ????mm x ???mm; 12x6 = 72 cells per module
Total power: 57507.60 kW (~57.5 MW)
Layout
30x2 (portrait) = 60 modules per table
Row spacing: 4.00 m
Electrical
Inverters: ?; Type: ?
ESKOM connection: ? substation to 88kV SAR De Wildt/Brits power line
Regulatory details
Developer: De Wildt Solar [a]; Commissioned: Jan 2021 [a]
REIPPP bid window: ?; IPPID ?
DEA EIA ref.: 14/12/16/3/3/2/850; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/UP_DG/00000??/????

References and other links
[a] De Wildt Solar official website
SAHRIS case ID? site

De Aar (Mainstream) () [46MW PV]


Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 24.0351 E, 30.6167 S; Altitude: 1234 m
Site gradient: 0.43°→N; 0.03°→W; Collector space: ~117 ha
(4 km north of De Aar, Northern Cape)
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
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

References and other links
Mainstream De Aar Solar Power website
SAHRIS case ID? site

Droogfontein [46MW PV]


Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 24.7519 E, 28.6115 S; Altitude: 1166 m
Site gradient: 0.12°→S; 0.37°→W; Collector space: ~111 ha
(20 km north of Kimberley, Northern Cape)
Technology and design
PV (polycrystalline)?
Fixed tilt angle of 23° with azimuth 0° (N)
Total solar module number: 168720 [a]
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
ESKOM connection: 22kV to onsite substation, then 132kV to the ? substation
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

References and other links
[a] Droogfontein Solar official website
SAHRIS case ID? site

Aggeneys [40MW PV]


Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 18.8892 E, 29.2395 S; Altitude: 886 m
Site gradient: 0.51°→S; 0.23°→W; Collector space: ~103 ha
(5 km E of Aggeneys, Northern Cape)
Technology and design
PV (polycrystalline)
Tracking about single north-south axis (1-axis)
Total solar module number: 140640 [a]
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
ESKOM connection: Soetwater substation linked to 66kV Aggeneys-Gamsberg line
Regulatory details
Developer: Solaire Direct; commissioned: July 2020 [a]
REIPPP bid window: 4; IPPID ?
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/?; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/00?/201?

References and other links
[a] bte renewables Aggeneys website, SAHRIS case ID? site

Linde [37MW PV]


Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 24.6500 E, 30.9988 S; Altitude: 1387 m
Site gradient: 0.48°→N; 0.17°→E; Collector space: ~96 ha
(at Linde substation, 22 km east of Hanover, Northern Cape)
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
ESKOM connection: ??kV to SAR Linde substation
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

References and other links
Scatec Solar: Linde official website
SAHRIS case ID988 site

Witkop [30MW PV]


Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 29.3668 E, 24.0421 S; Altitude: 1359 m
Site gradient: 0.49°→S; 1.19°→E; Collector space: ~65 ha
(at Witkop substation, 17 km south of Polokwane, Limpopo)
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: ?
ESKOM connection: 22kV to Witkop substation
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


References and other links
? website, SAHRIS case ID? site

Soutpan [28MW PV]


Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 29.2514 E, 22.9922 S; Altitude: 824 m
Site gradient: 0.26°→N; 0.28°→W; Collector space: ~62 ha
(6 km north of Vivo, Limpopo)
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
ESKOM connection: 22kV to Soutpan substation
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

References and other links
[a] soutpansolar.co.za, SAHRIS case ID? site

Prieska (Mulilo) [20MW PV]
(Prieska PV1)

Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 22.3199 E, 29.9672 S; Altitude: 1086 m
Site gradient: 0.87°→N, 0.04°→W; Collector space: ~39 ha
(at Cuprum substation, 5 km south of Copperton, Northern Cape)
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: ?
ESKOM connection: 11kV to 11kV line between Cuprum and Kronos substations
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

References and other links
Mulilo website, SAHRIS case ID? site

Herbert [20MW PV]


Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 23.8001 E, 29.0006 S; Altitude: 1033 m
Site gradient: 0.27°→S, 0.35°→E; Collector space: ~107 ha
(6 km north of Douglas, Northern Cape)
Technology and design
PV (polycrystalline)
Fully tracking solar position (2-axis)
Total solar module number: 91908 [a]
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
ESKOM connection: ?kV to Herbert substation
Regulatory details
Developer: AE-AMD; Commissioned: Apr 2014 [a]
REIPPPP bid window: 1; IPPID 696
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/1941; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/12285/2011

References and other links
[a] Herbert Solar website, SAHRIS case ID? site

Upington [10MW PV]
(Upington Airport)

Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 21.2680 E, 28.4183 S; Altitude: 827 m
Site gradient: 0.58°→S, 0.36°→W; Collector space: ~19 ha
(5 km north of Upington, Northern Cape)
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: ?
ESKOM connection: ??kV to ? substation
Regulatory details
Developer: ?; Commissioned: Jul 2014
REIPPP bid window: 2; IPPID 764
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/????; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/????/20??

References and other links
? website, SAHRIS case ID? site

Adams [10MW PV]
(Adams Aurora)

Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 23.0038 E, 27.3867 S; Altitude: 1108 m
Site gradient: 0.08°→N, 0.39°→W; Collector space: ~20 ha
(21 km south of Hotazel, Northern Cape)
Technology and design
PV (bifacial) [a]
Tracking about single north-south axis (1-axis)
Total solar module numbera: 24000 [a]
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: ?
Rated power per module: ? W
Size: ????mm x ???mm; 12x6 = 72 cells per module
Total power: ?????.?? kW (~??.? MW)
Layout
??x2 (portrait) = ?? modules per table
Row spacing: ? m
Electrical
Inverters: ?; Type: ?
ESKOM connection: ?kV to ? substation
Regulatory details
Developer: Amazon; Commissioned: ? 202?
REIPPP bid window: N/A; IPPID ?
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/????; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/????/????

References and other links
[a] Sola Group's Adams Solar website
SAHRIS case ID? site

De Aar (Mulilo) [10MW PV]


Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 24.0054 E, 30.6279 S; Altitude: 1233 m
Site gradient: 0.38°→N, 0.48°→E; Collector space: ~19 ha
(2 km north of De Aar, Northern Cape)
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
ESKOM connection: 22kV to De Aar substation
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

References and other links
Mulilo website, SAHRIS case ID194 site

Aurora [10MW PV]
(Aurora-Rietvlei)

Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 18.5029 E, 32.6430 S; Altitude: 136 m
Site gradient: 1.37°→N, 0.45°→E; Collector space: ~19 ha
(7 km north of Aurora, Western Cape)
Technology and design
PV (polycrystalline silicon)
Fixed tilt angle of ??° with azimuth 0° (N)
Total solar module number: 36440 [a]
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: Renesola [a]
Rated power per module: 300 W [a]
Size: 1956mm x 992mm; 12x6 = 72 cells per module
Total power: 10932.00 kW (~10.9 MW)
Layout
10x4 (landscape) = 40 modules per table
Row spacing: 8.12 m
Electrical
Inverters: 8; Type: ?
ESKOM connection: 22kV to Vredelust substation
Regulatory details
Developer: Solairedirect; Commissioned: ? 2014
REIPPP bid window: 2; IPPID 373
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/2033; NEAS ref.: DEA/EIA/00073/2011

References and other links
[a] Aurora-Rietvlei Solar official website
SAHRIS case ID? site

Konkoonsies [10MW PV]


Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 19.5553 E, 28.8892 S; Altitude: 834 m
Site gradient: 0.57°→N, 0.22°→W; Collector space: ~17 ha
(at Paulputs substation, 31 km north of Pofadder, Northern Cape)
Technology and design
PV (polycrystalline)
Fixed tilt angle of ??° with azimuth 0° (N)
Total solar module number: 43008 [c]
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: BYD 250 P6-30 [c]
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 [c]; Type: SMA Sunny Central 630CP [c]
8 1250kVA transformers
ESKOM connection: 33kV to Paulputs substation
Regulatory details
Developer: BioTherm Energy; Commissioned: Dec 2013 [c]
REIPPP bid window: 1; IPPID 128
EIA: 12/12/20/2443; NEAS no.: DEA/EIA/0000127/2011

References and other links
[a] Konkoonsies Solar Power official website
SAHRIS case ID292 site
[c] juwi fact sheet
Aries [10MW PV]
(Klein Zwart Bast)

Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 20.7852 E, 29.4965 S; Altitude: 941 m
Site gradient: 0.05°→S, 0.26°→W; Collector space: ~17 ha
(at Aries substation, 36 km west of Kenhardt, Northern Cape)
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)
ESKOM connection: 22kV to Aries substation
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

References and other links
[a] Aries Solar Power official website
SAHRIS case ID607 site

Greefspan [10MW PV]
(Greefspan 1)

Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 23.3116 E, 29.3906 S; Altitude: 1035 m
Site gradient: 0.15°→S, 0.00°→W; Collector space: ~48 ha
(at Greefspan substation, 60 km west of Douglas, Northern Cape)
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
ESKOM connection: 22kV to Greefspan substation
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

References and other links
Sunpower Greefspan website, SAHRIS case ID? site

Tshepong [10MW PV]


Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 27.7038 E, 27.8684 S; Altitude: 1336 m
Site gradient: 0.29°→N, 0.08°→W; Collector space: ~17 ha
(2 km east of Odendaalsrus centre, Free State)
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: ????.?0 kW (~?.?? MW)
Layout
27x2 (portrait) = 54 modules per table
Row spacing: 5.51 m
Electrical
Inverters: ?; Type: ?
ESKOM connection: ??kV to ? substation
Regulatory details
Developer: ?; Commissioned: ?
REIPPP bid window: N/A; IPPID ?
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/????; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/000??/20??

References and other links
? website, SAHRIS case ID? site

Eland [10MW PV]


Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 26.7082 E, 27.9264 S; Altitude: 1355 m
Site gradient: 0.22°→S, 0.78°→W; Collector space: ~15 ha
(6 km south-east of Odendaalsrus, Free State)
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: ????.?0 kW (~?.?? MW)
Layout
27x2 (portrait) = 54 modules per table
Row spacing: 5.51 m
Electrical
Inverters: ?; Type: ?
ESKOM connection: ??kV to ? substation
Regulatory details
Developer: ?; Commissioned: ?
REIPPP bid window: N/A; IPPID ?
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/????; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/000??/20??

References and other links
? website, SAHRIS case ID? site

Safripol [10MW PV]


Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 27.8662 E, 26.8028 S; Altitude: 1479 m
Site gradient: 0.78°→N, 1.08°→E; Collector space: ~14 ha
(Industrial Zone 2, 4 km east of Sasolburg, Free State)
Technology and design
PV ()
Tracking about single north-south axis (1-axis)
Total solar module number: 15220
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: ?
Rated power per module: ? W
Size: ????mm x ???mm; ??x? = ?? cells per module
Total power: ????.?0 kW (~?.?? MW)
Layout
21x2 (portrait) = 42 modules per table
Row spacing: 5.51 m
Electrical
Inverters: ?; Type: ?
ESKOM connection: ??kV to ? substation
Regulatory details
Developer: Safripol; Commissioned: ?
REIPPP bid window: N/A; IPPID ?
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/????; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/000??/20??

References and other links
? website, SAHRIS case ID? site

Elikhulu [10MW PV]
(Evander Mines Solar Park)

Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 29.0909 E, 26.4668 S; Altitude: 1606 m
Site gradient: 0.10°→N, 0.68°→W; Collector space: ~24 ha
(at Kinco substation, 2 km west of Evander, Mpumalanga)
Technology and design
PV ()
Tracking about single north-south axis (1-axis)
Total solar module number: 26640
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: ?
Rated power per module: ? W
Size: ????mm x ???mm; ??x? = ?? cells per module
Total power: ????.?0 kW (~?.?? MW)
Layout
30x2 (portrait) = 60 modules per table
Row spacing: 6.51 m
Electrical
Inverters: ?; Type: ?
ESKOM connection: ??kV to ? substation
Regulatory details
Developer: Pan African Resources; Commissioned: May 2022
REIPPP bid window: N/A; IPPID ?
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/????; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/000??/20??

References and other links
? website, SAHRIS case ID? site

Vredendal [10MW PV]


Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 18.5052 E, 31.6347 S; Altitude: 108 m
Site gradient: 0.32°→N, 0.13°→E; Collector space: ~19 ha
(4 km north of Vredendal, Western Cape)
Technology and design
PV (polycrystalline silicon)
Fixed tilt angle of ??° with azimuth 0° (N)
Total solar module number: 35000 [a]
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: Renesola [a]
Rated power per module: 300 W [a]
Size: 1956mm x 992mm; 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: ?
ESKOM connection: 11kV to Bulte substation
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

References and other links
[a] Vredendal Solar official website
SAHRIS case ID? site

Nyala [8MW PV]


Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 26.6833 E, 27.9221 S; Altitude: 1343 m
Site gradient: 0.08°→N; 0.20°→W; Collector space: ~13 ha
(5 km south of Odendaalsrus, Free State)
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: ????.?0 kW (~?.?? MW)
Layout
27x2 (portrait) = 54 modules per table
Row spacing: 5.51 m
Electrical
Inverters: ?; Type: ?
ESKOM connection: ??kV to ? substation
Regulatory details
Developer: ?; Commissioned: ?
REIPPP bid window: N/A; IPPID ?
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/????; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/000??/20??

References and other links
? website, SAHRIS case ID? site

RustMo 1 [7MW PV]


Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 27.4186 E, 25.7384 S; Altitude: 1219 m
Site gradient: 0.68°→N, 0.79°→E; Collector space: ~12 ha
(at Spruitfontein mine, 14 km west of Mooinooi, North West)
Technology and design
PV (polycrystalline)
Fixed tilt angle of ??° with azimuth 0° (N)
Total solar panel number: 29804 [a]
Panel characteristics
Solar panel type: BYD 235 P6-30 [a]
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 [a]; Type: SMA Sunny Central 630CP [a]
ESKOM connection: ??kV to Spruitfontein substation
Regulatory details
Developer: juwi; Commissioned: Nov 2013 [a]
REIPPP bid window: 1; IPPID 155
EIA: 12/12/20/2145; NEAS no.: DEA/EIA/0000053/2011

References and other links
[a] juwi RustMo1 factsheet
SAHRIS case ID? site

Sedibeng [6.5MW PV]
(Heineken Solar Park)

Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 28.0635 E, 26.4303 S; Altitude: 1505 m
Site gradient: 0.36°→S, 0.44°→E; Collector space: ~17 ha
(Kliprivier industrial park, 9 km north of Randvaal, Gauteng)
Technology and design
PV ()
Tracking about single north-south axis (1-axis)
Total solar module number: 14000 [a]
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: ?
Rated power per module: ? W
Size: ????mm x ???mm; ??x? = ?? cells per module
Total power: ????.?0 kW (~?.?? MW)
Layout
40x2 (portrait) = 80 modules per table
Row spacing: ?.?? m
Electrical
Inverters: ?; Type: ?
ESKOM connection: ??kV to ? substation
Regulatory details
Developer: Heineken Breweries; Commissioned: May 2022
REIPPP bid window: N/A; IPPID ?
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/????; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/000??/20??

References and other links
[a] Sola Group's Heineken Sedibeng website
SAHRIS case ID? site

SlimSun [5MW PV]
(Swartland Solar Park)

Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 18.5298 E, 33.3499 S; Altitude: 80 m
Site gradient: 0.03°→S, 0.67°→W; Collector space: ~8 ha
(at Eenboom substation, 12 km east of Darling, Western Cape)
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
ESKOM connection: ??kV to Eenboom substation
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

References and other links
Juwi SlimSun website, SAHRIS case ID? site

Omnia [5MW PV]


Google Earth image & closeup
Site characteristics
Location: 27.866 E, 26.811 S; Altitude: 1479 m
(Industrial Zone 2, 4 km east of Sasolburg, Free State)
Utilised area: 6.5 ha
Technology and design
PV (bifacial)
Fixed
Total solar module number: 11000
Panel characteristics
Solar module type: ?
Rated power per module: ? W
Size: ????mm x ???mm; 12x6 = 72 cells per module
Total power: ????.?0 kW (~?.?? MW)
Layout
14x4 (portrait) = 56 modules per table
Row spacing: ?.?? m
Electrical
Inverters: ?; Type: ?
ESKOM connection: ??kV to ? substation
Regulatory details
Developer: Omnia; Commissioned: Jan 2023
REIPPP bid window: N/A; IPPID ?
DEA EIA ref.: 12/12/20/????; NEAS ref.: DEAT/EIA/000??/20??

References and other links
? website, SAHRIS case ID? site

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