Sishen Solar Facility is a 94.3MW 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 November 2014. Buy the profile here.


The project was developed by Acciona Energia and Aveng. Acciona Energia and KKR are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 36.6% and 18.3% respectively.

Sishen Solar Facility is a ground-mounted solar project which is spread over an area of 250 hectares.

The project generates 216GWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 100,000 households, offsetting 208,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $340.423m.

Development status

The project got commissioned in November 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 from 2014. The contracted capacity is 94MW.

Contractors involved

Acciona Energia and Aveng were selected to render engineering procurement construction services for the solar PV power project.

JinkoSolar Holding was selected as the supplier of the PV modules for the project. The company installed 319,600 modules at the site.

Ingeteam Corporacion supplied 78 of its Ingecon Sun 1000TL M400 inverters to the project site.

The project is utilising horizontal single axis trackers supplied by STI Norland.

Acciona and Aveng were contracted to render operations & maintenance services for the project.

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About Acciona Energia

ACCIONA Energia SA (Acciona) develops renewable energy projects. The Company constructs, operates, and maintains wind farm, photovoltaic, hydroelectric power, and biomass plants. Acciona Energia serves customers worldwide. Acciona is headquartered in Moraleja, Spain.

About Aveng

Aveng Ltd (Aveng) is a provider of construction and engineering services. It offers construction, infrastructure, and engineering products and services. The company’s services include building, civil engineering, concession, mechanical and electrical engineering, mining, earthworks, design, and project management services. It serves civil and marine; electrical, mechanical, pipelines, and tunnelling sectors. Aveng serves the public infrastructure, power, mining, oil and gas, water, commercial, industrial, automotive, and rail industries. It owns and operates excavators, face shovels, dump trucks, drill rigs, support equipment, and underground equipment. The company through its subsidiaries operates in Africa, Oceania, Asia, and the Middle East. Aveng is headquartered in Boksburg, Gauteng, South Africa.


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