Soutpan Solar Park is a 31MW solar PV power project. It is located in Limpopo, South Africa. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in July 2014.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Solar PV 31 31 Active Limpopo, South Africa SunEdison


The project was developed by SunEdison. Globeleq South Africa Management Services and Public Investment are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 51% and 24% respectively.

Soutpan Solar Park is a ground-mounted solar project which is spread over an area of 180 hectares.

The project generates 61,000MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 13,000 households, offsetting 17,080t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $132.695m.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in July 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 28MW.

Contractors Involved

ABB and SunEdison were selected to render EPC services for the solar PV power project.

Zhejiang Chint New Energy Development was selected as the supplier of the PV modules for the project. The company provided 100,000 modules each with 280W of nameplate capacity.

The inverters were procured from ABB for the project.

The project is utilising single axis trackers supplied by Aveng.

ABB, Globeleq South Africa Management Services and SunEdison were contracted to render operations & maintenance services for the project.

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.


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