Waterloo Vryburg Solar PV Park is an 86MW solar PV power project. It is located in North-West, 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 2019 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in November 2020. Buy the profile here.

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The project was developed by African Clean Energy Developments and SunEdison. African Infrastructure Investment Managers, African Rainbow Energy And Power, Phakwe Power, Reatile Group and Cicada Community Trust are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 50.01%, 15%, 15%, 15% and 4.99% respectively.

Waterloo Vryburg Solar PV Park is a ground-mounted solar project which is spread over an area of 171 hectares.

The project generates 180,000MWh electricity thereby offsetting 125,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 2019 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in November 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

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

Suntech Power Holdings was selected as the supplier of the PV modules for the project. The company installed 261,360 modules at the site.

juwi is the O&M contractor for the solar PV power project for a period of 5 years.

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About African Clean Energy Developments

African Clean Energy Developments (Pty) Ltd (ACED) develops renewable energy projects. The company’s activities include project identification through prospecting, securing land rights, procurement processes, and obtaining environmental approvals. It also provides construction management services that include managing finance and payments, construction contracts implementation, and stakeholder engagements; and reports on behalf of project owners. ACED undertakes projects for wind and solar energy generation in Sub-Saharan Africa region. The company’s project portfolio includes Cookhouse Wind Farm, Hopefield Wind Farm, Bokamoso Solar PV, Waterloo Solar PV, Harmony Gold PV, and Castle Wind Farm, among others. ACED is headquartered in Cape Town, West Cape, South Africa.

About SunEdison

SunEdison, Inc. (SunEdison) is a solar energy company that develops and sells photovoltaic energy solutions, and owns and operates clean power generation assets. The company also develops, manufactures and sells silicon wafer for the semiconductor industry. It also offers solar energy services to its clients that integrate the design, financing, installation, monitoring, operations and maintenance functions of the downstream solar market. SunEdison serves commercial customers including national retail chains and real estate property management firms; federal, state and municipal governments; utilities; and customers from the semiconductor industry. The company, together with its subsidiaries, manufacturing facilities and representative offices, operates in the US, Canada, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Middle East and North Africa (MENA). SunEdison is headquartered in Maryland Heights, Missouri, the US. The company and some of its domestic and international subsidiaries have filed for reorganization under chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in April 2016.

This content was updated on 14 May 2024

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide from announcement through to operation across all technologies and countries worldwide.