Prieska Solar PV Park -1 is an 86.23MW 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 2015 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in July 2016. Buy the profile here.


The project is developed and owned by Mulilo Renewable Energy and Sonnedix. The company's ownership stake in the project stands as 60% and 20% respectively.

Prieska Solar PV Park -1 is a ground-mounted solar project which is spread over an area of 125 hectares.

The project supplies enough clean energy to power 40,000 households. The project cost is $200m.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 2015 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in July 2016.

Power purchase agreement

Eskom Holdings SOC and Sonnedix are the power offtakers from the project.

Contractors involved

Juwi Renewable Energies was selected to render engineering procurement construction services for the solar PV power project.

BYD was selected as the supplier of the PV modules for the project. The company provided 274,000 modules each with 315W of nameplate capacity.

ABB South Africa supplied 80 inverters to the project site.

Juwi Renewable Energies is the O&M contractor for the solar PV power project.

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About Mulilo Renewable Energy

Mulilo Renewable Energy (Pty) Ltd (MRE) is a developer of renewable energy projects. The company develops wind and solar PV technologies and builds, owns and operates large scale renewable projects in South Africa. It also offers asset management services, economic development advisory services and customized energy solutions to commercial and industrial clients. The company’s projects include Mulilo Sonnedix Prieska, Mulilo Renewable Energy Solar PV, Longyuan Mulilo De AAR, Mulilo Prieska PV and others. It works in partnership with various energy organizations to develop novel projects. MRE is headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa.

About Sonnedix

Sonnedix BV, is a power distribution and production company that involved in the operation of solar power and solar photovoltaic plants. The company is headquartered in Amsterdam, North Holland, the Netherlands.


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