Droogfontein Solar Power is a 50 MWp PV facility and one of the continent’s first utility-scale solar plants. The plant is in the Northern Cape, approximately 15 km north of Kimberley, on 100 hectares of land leased from a local community property association.
Droogfontein uses 168,720 photovoltaic panels to generate electricity exported into Eskom’s distribution system under a 20-year power purchase agreement. The plant produces approximately 85 GWh annually, 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 plant operational management.
For more information, visit www.droogfonteinsolar.co.za
- Kimberley, South Africa
- Description: The facility is a 50 MW photovoltaic (PV) solar plant
Farm Droogfontein No 62,
Kimberley, 8300, Northern Cape, South Africa