Acciona switches on 94 MW South Africa PV plant

Acciona switches on 94 MW South Africa PV plant

The solar plant becomes the single-largest in the Spanish company’s portfolio and has been made possible by South Africa’s REIPPPP.

The 94.3 MW Sishen solar plant is Acciona’s first foray into the South African market and its largest-single utility-scale PV installation to date.

Acciona Energia

The energy arm of Spanish infrastructure company Acciona has connected a 94.3 MW solar farm to the grid in South Africa – the single-largest project in the company’s history.

Acciona Energia owns a majority stake in the Sishen solar plant, which is the company’s first foray into the burgeoning South African solar market. Located in the municipality of Dibeng in the Northern Cape province, this 250 hectare solar park boasts 319,600 modules and features 470 solar trackers.State-owned utility Eskom has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the plant, which was approved by the South African Energy Department in the second round of the country’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP)."The start-up of Sishen is a major milestone for us, as it is the biggest PV plant built by our company in the world, and our first renewable facility in South Africa – a country in which we expect […]

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