Konkoonsies 2 Solar PV Park is an 86.083MW solar PV power project. It is located in Northern Cape, 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 2018 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in September 2020. Buy the profile here.

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Description

The project was developed by Aurora Power Solutions, BioTherm Energy and Sola Group. The project is currently owned by BioTherm Energy with a stake of 60%.

Konkoonsies 2 Solar PV Park is a ground-mounted solar project which is spread over an area of 215.5 hectares.

The project generates 216.5GWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 35,000 households, offsetting 217,150t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 2018 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in September 2020.

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. The contracted capacity is 75MW.

Contractors involved

Canadian Solar and ET Solutions were selected to render engineering procurement construction services for the solar PV power project.

Canadian Solar was selected as the supplier of the PV modules for the project. The company installed 260,000 modules at the site.

BioTherm Operations and Maintenance is the O&M contractor for the solar PV power project.

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About BioTherm Energy

BioTherm Energy (Pty) Ltd (BioTherm) is a renewable energy company that generates electric power from wind and solar projects. It offers various stages of development maturity across the wind and solar resources. It offers services such as investments and monetization of carbon credits. BioTherm’s projects include Aries solar photovoltaic, Klipheuwel wind, Konkoonsies solar photovoltaic, Dassiesklip wind energy facility and PetroSA biogas. The company’s projects are located in Northern Cape Province and Western Cape Province. It also operates and maintains a MethCap plant that generates electricity from biogas waste. The company works with governments, local partners and industry associations. BioTherm is headquartered in Fourways, South Africa.

About Sola Group

Sola Group (Sola) offers all stages of solar PV implementation: project development and financing, design, procurement and construction, to the operations and maintenance of solar PV facilities. The company is located in South Africa.

This content was updated on 22 April 2024

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