Top 50 Operational Solar PV Plants in Africa

Solarplaza

The top 50 largest solar PV plants in Africa reflects the progress and scale of the various African solar markets, with South Africa and Algeria taking leading positions.

In preparation of the Unlocking Solar Capital: Africa conference taking place November 1-2 in Nairobi, Kenya, Solarplaza is presenting you with an overview of the dynamic large scale solar PV landscape in Africa. We have gathered data and composed a list of the 50 largest grid-connected operational PV projects in Africa. The overview provides valuable insights into what the market situation looks like in terms of scale; which countries are leading the way or might be rising stars;  and which organizations are responsible for the development.

The Top 50 is presented below:

# Project Name Size* Country Developer Owner Source
1 Solar Capital De Aar 3 90 South Africa Solar Capital Solar Capital, Shapoorji Pallonji, Community Trust, Moncada Energy Group, Tirisano Renewables, ZIM Capital Link
2 High Plateuas East, Adrar 90 Algeria Sinohydro Corp (PowerChina), Yingli Green Energy Holding, HydroChina – Three party consortium SKTM (Sonelgaz) Link
3 High Plateaus Centre, Adrar 90 Algeria Sinohydro Corp (PowerChina), Yingli Green Energy Holding, HydroChina – Three party consortium SKTM (Sonelgaz) Link
4 Mulilo-Sonnedix-Prieska 86 South Africa juwi Renewable Energies Sonnedix Link
5 Solar Capital De Aar 85 South Africa Solar Capital Solar Capital, Moncada Energy Group, PIC, Community Trust, Fifth Season Link
6 High Plateaus West, Adrar 85 Algeria Belectric SKTM (Sonelgaz) Link
7 Paleisheuwel 82.5 South Africa Terni Energia Spa, Enel Green Power Spa Electra Capital, Enel Green Power Link
8 Kathu (Solar Energy Facility 1) 82 South Africa Building Energy Renewable Energy Investments South Africa (REISA), Building Energy Link
9 Jasper Solar Energy Project 75 South Africa SolarReserve SolarReserve, Google Inc Link
10 Kalkbult 75 South Africa Scatec Solar ASA Scatec Solar ASA, Norfund, Simacel, Standard Bank, Old Mutual Link
11 Lesedi 75 South Africa SolarReserve SolarReserve Link
12 Letsatsi 75 South Africa SolarReserve SolarReserve Link
13 Dreunberg 75 South Africa Scatec Solar ASA Norfund, Scatec Solar ASA, KLP, Standard Bank South Africa, Simacel Link
14 Sishen 74 South Africa Acciona Energia SA Acciona Energia SA (51%), Aveng Group, Aveng (Africa) Limited (29%), Soul City Broad-Based Empowerment Company (SCBBEC) (10%), Community (10%) Link
15 Tom Burke Solar Park 66 South Africa TerniEnergia Enel Green Power Link
16 Boshoff 60 South Africa SunEdison SunEdison – 51%, Nehawu Investment Holdings (NIH) – 20%, Public Investment Corporation – 19%, Community Trust – 10% Link
17 High Plateaus South-West, Adrar 53 Algeria Sinohydro Corp (PowerChina), Yingli Green Energy Holding, HydroChina – Three party consortium SKTM (Sonelgaz) Link
18 De Aar Solar Power 50 South Africa South Africa Mainstream Renewable Power De Aar PV Mainstream Renewable Power, Globeleq, Thebe Investment Corp, Enzani Technologies, Usizo Engineering Link
19 Droogfontein 50 South Africa South Africa Mainstream Renewable Power Droogfontein (Proprietary) Ltd Mainstream Renewable Power, Thebe Investment Corporation, Enzani Technologies, Usizo Engineering, Community, Globeleq Link
20 Linde 40 South Africa Scatec Solar ASA Scatec, Norfund, KLP, Old Mutual Life Assurance Company, Standard Bank South Africa Link
21 Witkop 30 South Africa Core Energy (SunEdison) SunEdison, CHINT Group, Public Investment Corporation (PIC), Kurisani Youth Development Trust, Standard Bank, Futuregrowth Asset Management Link
22 Soutpan 28 South Africa Erika Energy (SunEdison) SunEdison, CHINT Group, Public Investment Corporation (PIC), Kurisani Youth Development Trust, Standard Bank, Futuregrowth Asset Management Link
23 Herbert 22 South Africa SunPower, AE-AMD Renewable Energy SunPower, IDEAS Fund, Old Mutual Life Assurance Company, AE-AMD Renewable Energy Link
24 Mulilo Prieska Copperton Solar PV Plant 20 South Africa Mulilo Renewable Energy Mulilo Renewable Energy Link
25 Gomoa Onyandze 20 Ghana BXC BXC Link
26 Adrar 20 Algeria Link
27 Sheikh Zayed Solar Power Plant 15 Mauritania Masdar PV Société Mauritanienne de l’électricité (SOMELEC) Link
28 Souk-Ahras 15 Algeria Sinohydro Corp (PowerChina), Yingli Green Energy Holding, HydroChina – Three party consortium SKTM (Sonelgaz) Link
29 Greefspan 11.2 South Africa SunPower, AE-AMD Renewable Energy SunPower, IDEAS Fund, Old Mutual Life Assurance Company, AE-AMD Renewable Energy Link
30 Aries Solar 10 South Africa BioTherm Energy & Juwi AG BioTherm Energy, Ikamva Labantu Empowerment Trust, Malibongwe Womens Development Trust, Aries Solar Facility Community Trust Link
31 Konkoonsies 10 South Africa BioTherm Energy & Juwi AG BioTherm Energy, Ikamva Labantu Empowerment Trust, Malibongwe Womens Development Trust, Konkoonsies Solar Facility Community Trust Link
32 Mulilo Renewable Energy PV De Aar 10 South Africa Mulilo Renewable Energy Mulilo Renewable Energy Link
33 Siwa Solar PV plant 10 Egypt Masdar PV Link
34 Timimoune 9 Algeria Link
35 Upington 8.9 South Africa Enel Green Power Spa Enel Green Power Spa / Sharp Corp Link
36 Vredendal Solar Power Park 8.8 South Africa Solairedirect Solairedirect, Jay & Jayendra, Vredendal Solar Community Trust Link
37 Rwamagana Solar Power Station 8.5 Rwanda Scatec Solar ASA, Gigawatt Global Cooperatief U.A. FMO, EAIF, Norfund, Scatec Solar ASA, KLP, Gigawatt Global Link
38 RustMo1 7 South Africa Juwi AG Momentous Energy, Momentous Foundation Community Trust, Inspired Evolution Investment Management Link
39 Zaouiet Kounta 6 Algeria Link
40 SlimSun Swartland 5 South Africa Juwi AG, Slimsun, Franco Afrique Technologies Inspired Evolution Investment Management, Slimsun, Franco Afrique Technologies, Swartland Solar Community Trust Link
41 Santiago Island Solar Park 5 Cape Verde Martifer Solar Government of Cape Verde Link
42 Otjozondjupa Solar Park 5 Namibia HopSol NamPower Link
43 Reggane 5 Algeria Link
44 Aoulef 5 Algeria Link
45 Otjiwarongo/Omburu Solar Park 4.5 Namibia Innosun Energy Holdings, HopSol Innosun Energy Holdings, HopSol Link
46 Tsabit 3 Algeria Link
47 Navrongo 2.5 Ghana Volta River Authority (VRA) Volta River Authority (VRA), KfW Link
48 Lethabo 1.55 South Africa Eskom Holdings Eskom Holdings Link
49 Ghardaïa 1.1 Algeria Sonelgaz Link
50 Changoi Tea Farm 1 Kenya Solarcentury Holdings Williamson Tea Link

 

Source:  Solarplaza

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