Witkop Solar Park is a 33MW solar PV power project. It is located in Limpopo, 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 September 2014. Buy the profile here.
The project was developed by Globeleq Africa, Sturdee Energy, SunEdison and TerraForm Global. The project is currently owned by Phakwe Power with a stake of 90%.
Witkop Solar Park is a ground-mounted solar project which is spread over an area of 75 hectares.
The project generates 62,000MWh of electricity. The project cost is $154.81m.
The project got commissioned in September 2014.
Power purchase agreement
The power generated from the project is sold to Eskom Holdings SOC under a power purchase agreement. The power is sold at the rate of $0.22kWh for a period of 20 years, starting from 2014. The contracted capacity is 30MW.
ABB and SunEdison were selected to render engineering procurement construction services for the solar PV power project.
Zhejiang Chint New Energy Development was selected as the supplier of PV modules for the project.
The inverters were procured from ABB for the project.
The project is utilising single axis trackers supplied by Aveng.
ABB and SunEdison were contracted to render operations & maintenance services for the project.
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About Globeleq Africa
Globeleq Africa Ltd (Globoleq) is formerly Globeleq Advisors Ltd, that owns, operates and develops power plant projects using its technologies across Africa. It operates a portfolio of natural gas, solar, wind and fuel oil power generation assets. Globeleq’s operating assets consists of Songas, Azito, Tsavo, Dibamba, Kribi, Droogfontein Solar, De Aar and Jeffreys Bay among others. It develops economically sustainable projects that support the continued development of the electric power sector in Africa. Globeleq is headquartered in London, England, the UK.
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.
About TerraForm Global
TerraForm Global, Inc. owns and operates contracted clean power generation assets. The Company offers wind, geothermal, hydroelectric, and hybrid energy solutions. TerraForm Global serves customers worldwide. The company is headquartered in the US.