De Aar Solar Power is a 50 MWp photovoltaic (PV) facility and one of the continent’s first utility-scale solar plants. The plant is located near the town of De Aar in the Northern Cape on approximately 100 hectares of land owned by the Emthanjeni Municipality.
The plant uses 167,580 PV panels to generate electricity exported into the Eskom distribution system under a 20-year power purchase agreement. De Aar Solar Power generates approximately 85 GWh annually, supplying enough clean, renewable electrical energy to meet the annual needs of more than 19,000 average South African homes.
A percentage of operating revenues benefits the local community through socio-economic and enterprise development programmes. Globeleq is the majority shareholder and is also responsible for the operational management of the project.
For more information, visit www.deaarsolar.co.za
- De Aar, South Africa
- Description: 50 MW Solar (PV) over an area of approximately 100 hectares
Remainder Portion 29 of the Farm Paardevalley 145,
De Aar, 7000, Northern Cape, South Africa