Two new solar power plants for South Africa

14 January 2015

The Department of Energy (DoE) in South Africa has named two additional solar power projects to help improve on the concentration of solar power capacity in the country.

The Kathu Solar Park, expected to have a capacity of 100MW, and the 100MW Redstone Solar Thermal Power Project, will add to the five active CSP projects being built by Independent Power Producers in the Northern Cape.

The 100MW Redstone Solar Thermal Power Project located in Postmasburg will be developed by companies led by Solar Reserve from the US and the Saudi Arabian company ACWA Power and is scheduled to start operations early 2018.

Kathu Solar Park will be developed by Lereko Metier, Public Investment Corporation (PIC), Investec Bank and Sishen Iron Ore Company Community Development Trust. These companies will be led by GDF SUEZ.

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