Norway-based Scatec Solar has started commercial operations of a 40 MW PV plant in South Africa, thus increasing the company's installed capacity in the country to 115 MW.
The Linde project, located in the Northern Cape region, is the second utility-scale solar PV plant Scatec Solar has completed under the South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Program, following the 75 MW Kalkbult plant. South African joint venture Scatec Solar SA developed both projects.
According to the company, the Linde project features a single-axis solar tracker system and will produce approximately 94 million kWh per year. The power will be fed into the local grid and sold through a 20-year power purchase agreement with the national utility company, Eskom.