Paleisheuwel Solar PV Park is an 82.5MW solar PV power project. It is located in Western 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. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 2016. Buy the profile here.


The project is developed and owned by Enel. The company has a stake of 60%.

Paleisheuwel Solar PV Park is a ground-mounted solar project which is spread over an area of 240 hectares.

The project generates 153GWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 48,000 households, offsetting 140,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $152.625m.

Development status

The project got commissioned in 2016.

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 82.5MW.

Contractors involved

algoWatt was selected to render engineering procurement construction services for the solar PV power project.

3Sun was selected as the supplier of the PV modules for the project. The company provided 611,000 modules each with 125W of nameplate capacity.

The inverters were procured from Elettronica Santerno for the project.

algoWatt is the O&M contractor for the solar PV power project for a period of 4 years.

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About Enel

Enel SpA (Enel) is an integrated electricity and gas company. It produces, transports and distributes electricity and sells and trades electric energy and natural gas, green certificates, and CO2 emission rights. The company generates power using hydro, wind, nuclear, geothermal, solar, thermoelectric, and other renewable sources at its coal-fired, fuel-oil and turbo-gas plants, combined-cycle plants, and nuclear plants. Enel delivers energy in regulated and free markets, and to end users. It also provides advanced energy services and operates in the electric mobility sector. The company has operational presence in Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Oceania. Enel is headquartered in Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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