De Wildt Solar PV Park is a 58MW solar PV power project. It is located in North-West, South Africa. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2019 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in January 2021.
|Project Type||Total Capacity (MW)||Active Capacity (MW)||Pipeline Capacity (MW)||Project Status||Project Location||Project Developer||Solar PV||58||58||–||Active||North-West, South Africa||MBHE African Power; Sturdee Energy; SunEdison|
The project was developed by MBHE African Power, Sturdee Energy and SunEdison. African Infrastructure Investment Managers, African Rainbow Energy And Power and Phakwe Power are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 50.01%, 15% and 15% respectively.
De Wildt Solar PV Park is a ground-mounted solar project which is spread over an area of 185 hectares.
The project generates 123,186MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 18,200 households, offsetting 118,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $92.8m.
The project consists of 169,140 modules, each with 340W nameplate capacity.
The project construction commenced in 2019 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in January 2021.
Power Purchase Agreement
The power generated from the project is sold to Eskom Holdings SOC under a power purchase agreement for a period of 20 years.
Cobra Energia was selected to render EPC services for the solar PV power project.
SunEdison, Inc. (SunEdison) is a solar energy company that develops and sells photovoltaic energy solutions, and owns and operates clean power generation assets. The company also develops, manufactures and sells silicon wafer for the semiconductor industry. It also offers solar energy services to its clients that integrate the design, financing, installation, monitoring, operations and maintenance functions of the downstream solar market. SunEdison serves commercial customers including national retail chains and real estate property management firms; federal, state and municipal governments; utilities; and customers from the semiconductor industry. The company, together with its subsidiaries, manufacturing facilities and representative offices, operates in the US, Canada, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Middle East and North Africa (MENA). SunEdison is headquartered in Maryland Heights, Missouri, the US.
The company and some of its domestic and international subsidiaries have filed for reorganization under chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in April 2016.
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