Largest PV stations in South Africa

Top biggest solar photovoltaic power stations in South Africa.

(Updated 27 July 2021)

Solar power stations, PV farms 2021 in South Africa

Name Location State Capacity MWp or MWAC (*) Annual Output GWh Land Size km² On grid Remarks Developer

Kathu Solar Park

map

Northern Cape

100

390

800 ha

2019

Owned by Renewable Energy Investments South Africa (REISA), Building Energy

Building Energy

Jasper Solar Energy Project

map

Northern Cape

96

180

 

2014

Owned by SolarReserve, Google Inc

SolarReserve

Mulilo-Sonnedix-Prieska

map

Northern Cape

86

 

125 ha

2016

Owned by Mulilo Sonnedix Prieska PV (Pty) Ltd

Mulilo Renewable Project Developments (Pty) Ltd

Paleisheuwel Solar Park

map

Western Cape

82.5

 

240 ha

2016

Owned by Electra Capital, Enel Green Power

Terni Energia Spa, Enel Green Power Spa

Droogfontein 2 Solar

map

Northern Cape

75

   

2020

Owned by Mainstream Renewable Power, Thebe Investment Corporation, Enzani Technologies, Usizo Engineering, Community, Globeleq

South Africa Mainstream Renewable Power Droogfontein (Proprietary) Ltd

Solar Capital De Aar

map

Northern Cape

75

166

 

2014

 

Solar Capital

Solar Capital De Aar 3

map

Northern Cape

75

150

 

2015

 

Solar Capital

Kalkbult

map

Northern Cape

75

146.5

 

2013

Owned by Scatec Solar ASA, Norfund, Simacel, Standard Bank, Old Mutual

Scatec Solar ASA

Mulilo Prieska PV

map

Northern Cape

75

 

205 ha

2015

 

Mulilo Renewable Energy

Lesedi Solar Park

map

Northern Cape

75

150

 

2014

Owned by SolarReserve

SolarReserve

Letsatsi Solar Park

map

Free State

75

150

100 ha

2014

Owned by SolarReserve

SolarReserve

Dreunberg Solar Project

map

Eastern Cape

75

   

2014

Owned by Norfund, Scatec Solar ASA, KLP, Standard Bank South Africa, Simacel

Scatec Solar ASA

Adams Solar PV 2

map

Northern Cape

75

167

 

2016

Operational

Enel Green Power

Pulida Solar Park

map

Free State

75

153

220 ha

2016

Operational

Enel Green Power

Sirius Solar PV Project One

map

Northern Cape

75

     

Contracting

Scatec Solar

Dyason's Klip 1

map

Northern Cape

75

     

Contracting

Scatec Solar

Dyason's Klip 2

map

Northern Cape

75

     

Contracting

Scatec Solar

Konkoonsies II Solar Facility

map

Northern Cape

75

208

 

2020

Operational, Solar PV with single - axis tracker

BioTherm Energy

Solar Capital Orange

map

Northern Cape

75

   

2018

Contracting, Solar PV with single - axis tracker

Solar Capital

Zeerust Solar Park

map

North West

75

   

2017

Solar PV with single - axis tracker. Under construction, scheduled commercial operation date June 2020

ACED

Waterloo Solar Park

map

North West

75

     

Solar PV with single - axis tracker. Under construction, scheduled commercial operation date September 2020

ACED

Sishen Solar Facility

map

Northern Cape

74

216

 

2014

Owned by Acciona Energia SA (51%), Aveng Group, Aveng (Africa) Limited (29%), Soul City Broad-Based Empowerment Company (SCBBEC) (10%), Community (10%)

Acciona Energia SA

Bokamoso Solar

map

North West

68

130

 

2017

Solar PV with single - axis tracker. Under construction, scheduled commercial operation date June 2020

ACED

Tom Burke Solar Park

map

Limpopo

66

119

148 ha

2016

Owned by Enel Green Power

TerniEnergia

Boshoff Solar Park

map

Free State

60

142

 

2014

Owned by SunEdison - 51%, Nehawu Investment Holdings (NIH) - 20%, Public Investment Corporation - 19%, Community Trust - 10%

SunEdison

Greefspan 2 Solar Park

map

Northern Cape

55

   

2018

Solar PV with single - axis tracker. Under construction, scheduled commercial operation date November 2020

ACED

De Wildt Solar

map

North West

50

   

2017

Solar PV with single - axis tracker. Under construction, scheduled commercial operation date August 2020

ACED

De Aar Solar Power

map

Northern Cape

48

90

100 ha

2014

Owned by Solar Capital, Shapoorji Pallonji, Community Trust, Moncada Energy Group, Tirisano Renewables, ZIM Capital

Solar Capital

SA Mainstream Renewable Power Droogfontein

map

Northern Cape

45

89

 

2014

 

Mainstream Renewable Power South Africa

Linde Solar Project

map

Northern Cape

40

87

 

2014

Owned by Scatec, Norfund, KLP, Old Mutual Life Assurance Company, Standard Bank South Africa

Scatec Solar ASA

Aggeneys Solar Project

map

Northern Cape

40

111

 

2020

Solar PV with single - axis tracker

BioTherm Energy

Touwsrivier CPV Solar Project

map

Western Cape

36

75

 

2014

CPV-type

Soitec

Witkop Solar Park

map

Limpopo

30

60

 

2014

Owned by SunEdison, CHINT Group, Public Investment Corporation (PIC), Kurisani Youth Development Trust, Standard Bank, Futuregrowth Asset Management

Core Energy (SunEdison)

Soutpan Solar Park

map

Limpopo

28

50

 

2014

Owned by SunEdison, CHINT Group, Public Investment Corporation (PIC), Kurisani Youth Development Trust, Standard Bank, Futuregrowth Asset Management

Erika Energy (SunEdison)

Kathu Solar Energy Facility 2

map

Northern Cape

28

61.6

   

Under Development

Building Energy

Herbert PV Power Plant

map

Northern Cape

22

   

2014

Owned by SunPower, IDEAS Fund, Old Mutual Life Assurance Company, AE-AMD Renewable Energy

SunPower, AE-AMD Renewable Energy

Mulilo Prieska Copperton Solar PV Plant

map

Northern Cape

20

   

2014

Owned by Mulilo Renewable Energy

Mulilo Renewable Energy

Greefspan PV Power Plant

map

Northern Cape

11.2

   

2014

Owned by SunPower, IDEAS Fund, Old Mutual Life Assurance Company, AE-AMD Renewable Energy

SunPower, AE-AMD Renewable Energy

Aries Solar

map

Northern Cape

10

18

 

2014

Owned by BioTherm Energy, Ikamva Labantu Empowerment Trust, Malibongwe Womens Development Trust, Aries Solar Facility Community Trust

BioTherm Energy & Juwi AG

Konkoonsies Solar

map

Northern Cape

10

18

 

2014

Owned by BioTherm Energy, Ikamva Labantu Empowerment Trust, Malibongwe Womens Development Trust, Konkoonsies Solar Facility Community Trust

BioTherm Energy & Juwi AG

Mulilo Renewable Energy PV De Aar

map

Northern Cape

10

   

2014

Owned by Mulilo Renewable Energy

Mulilo Renewable Energy

Aurora Solar Project

map

Western Cape

9

18

 

2014

 

Aurora-Rietvlei Solar Power

Upington Solar PV

 

Northern Cape

8.9

   

2014

Owned by Enel Green Power Spa / Sharp Corp

Enel Green Power Spa

Vredendal Solar Power Park

map

Western Cape

8.8

19

 

2014

Owned by Solairedirect, Jay & Jayendra, Vredendal Solar Community Trust

Solairedirect

RustMo1 Solar Farm

map

North West

7

   

2014

Owned by Momentous Energy, Momentous Foundation Community Trust, Inspired Evolution Investment Management

Juwi AG

SlimSun Swartland Solar Park

map

Western Cape

5

8

 

2013

Owned by Inspired Evolution Investment Management, Slimsun, Franco Afrique Technologies, Swartland Solar Community Trust

Juwi AG, Slimsun, Franco Afrique Technologies

 

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