South Africa: Solar projects begin operating
Issue 320 - 24 Mar 2016
The 50MW Bokpoort concentrated solar power (CSP) project
and 75MW Solar Capital De Aar III solar PV plant have both
begun commercial operations in South Africa’s increasingly
congested Northern Cape. The R50bn ($3.3bn) Bokpoort
scheme was formally inaugurated on 14 March, making it the
second utility-scale CSP to begin operating after Abengoa’s
KaXu Solar One, which came online in February (AE 317/6),
and the third CSP of note alongside MTN’s 0.33MW linear
Fresnel cooling system.
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