Harmony Gold Welkom Solar PV Park is a 30MW solar PV power project. It is located in Free State, South Africa. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. The project construction commenced in 2022 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in August 2023. Buy the profile here.

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The project was developed by BBEnergy, Energy Group and Harmony Gold Mining. African Infrastructure Investment Managers, Harmony Gold Mining, Mahlako Financial Services and Rand Merchant Bank are currently owning the project.

Harmony Gold Welkom Solar PV Park is a ground-mounted solar project.

The project generates 68,000MWh electricity thereby offsetting 65,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 2022 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in August 2023.

Power purchase agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Harmony Gold Mining under a power purchase agreement for a period of 15 years.

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About BBEnergy

BBEnergy (Pty) Ltd (BBEnergy) specializes in focusing on energy projects, water projects and extensive data analytics. BBEnergy is headquartered in Pretoria,Gauteng,South Africa.

About Energy Group

Energy Group (Energy Group) is an advisor and investor in industrial clean energy. Energy Group is headquartered in Cape Town, Western Cape,South Africa.

About Harmony Gold Mining

Harmony Gold Mining Co Ltd (Harmony) is a gold exploration and mining company. It carries out underground and surface gold mining, exploration, processing and smelting activities. It operates mines in South Africa and Papua New Guinea. In South The company owns nine underground mines, one open-pit mine, processing plants and many surface operations in South Africa. The company’s surface operations are carried out in the Witwatersrand basin of South Africa, and the Green Stone belt. In Papua New Guinea, it operates Hidden Valley open-pit mine, and other exploration projects such as Wafi-Golpu gold copper project and Kili Teke prospects. Harmony is headquartered in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.

This content was updated on 14 May 2024

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide from announcement through to operation across all technologies and countries worldwide.