Project Fact Sheet

PR Solar 19

  • De Aar Solar Power is one of the first solar power projects in South Africa.
  • It is part of the South African Government’s REIPPP.
  • The project has a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement with Eskom as well as an Implementation Agreement with the Government of South Africa.
  • The site spans 100 hectares on which there are 167 580 solar (PV) panels in operation.
  • The project supplies the Eskom 132kV grid line and generates 85 458 MWh per year, supplying enough clean renewable energy to power more than 19 000 homes.
  • Construction started in December 2012 and reached Commercial Operations Date mid-2014.
Majority shareholder, Globeleq is jointly managing the construction of De Aar Solar Power and will play a key role as the management company during operations.