Prieska Solar PV Park is a 20MW 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. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in October 2014. Buy the profile here.


The project was developed by GRI Renewable Industries, Mulilo Renewable Energy and X-ELIO Energy. X-ELIO Energy and Mulilo Renewable Energy are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 60% and 20% respectively.

Prieska Solar PV Park is a ground-mounted solar project which is spread over an area of 34 hectares.

The project generates 38,300MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 8,517 households, offsetting 38,314t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $54.4m.

Development status

The project got commissioned in October 2014.

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 20MW.

Contractors involved

ABB South Africa and GRI Renewable Industries were selected to render engineering procurement construction services for the solar PV power project.

Trina Solar was selected as the supplier of the PV modules for the project. The company provided 44,880 modules each with 230W of nameplate capacity.

The inverters were procured from ABB South Africa for the project.

ABB South Africa and X-ELIO Energy were contracted to render operations & maintenance services for the project.

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About GRI Renewable Industries

GRI Renewable Industries SL (GRI), a subsidiary of Corporacion Gestamp SL, is a renewable energy service provider. The company offers development, promotion, construction and operation of electric generation power plants from biomass, wind and solar energy. It offers products such as towers, forgings, flanges and castings for renewable energy sector. It also develops renewable energy projects comprising the construction and operation of plants. The company caters to wind, automotive and industrial markets. It has operations in the US, Europe, India, South Africa and Spain. GRI is headquartered in Madrid, Spain.

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 X-ELIO Energy

X-ELIO Energy SL (X-ELIO), formerly Gestamp Solar, is a renewable energy company. The company constructs, design, develops, installs, finances and operates solar photovoltaic plants. It offers services such as site selection, feasibility studies, project definitions, construction, transport and assembly, negotiations and project legalization. X-ELIO also provides monitoring, operation and maintenance, project design and investment analysis services. The company is fococused to adopt traditional sources such as oil and coal. Solar energy is expected to become the biggest source of electricity in the world. It has operational presence across the Americas, Africa, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Europe. X-ELIO is headquartered in Madrid, Spain.


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