SolarReserve Completes 96 MW Jasper PV Plant In South Africa


SolarReserve has completed the 96 MW Jasper solar photovoltaic power project in South Africa's Northern Cape province.

The facility is located in a solar park that also includes the 75 MW Lesedi solar power project, which came online in May. It is also the site of the proposed 100 MW Redstone concentrated solar power plant.

As part of the South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program, the Jasper project will set aside a percentage of total project revenues for local economic development programs.

With over 325,000 PV modules, the Jasper project is expected to generate about 180 GWh of electricity per year to Eskom, the South African power utility company, under a 20-year power purchase agreement.

The project was developed by a consortium consisting of SolarReserve, the Kensani Group and Intikon Energy. Equity investment and ownership for the project was provided by a group of international and South African shareholders, including the developers.

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