DoE – Upington Solar Power Park 5000 MW – Northern Cape - Project Profile
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Department of Energy (DoE) is planning to undertake the construction of Upington Solar Power Park project in Northern Cape province, South Africa.
The project involves the construction of solar park with a capacity of 5,000MW is being executed in phased manner. The first phase will have 1,000MW capacity.
It includes the construction of power house, substations, the installation of photovoltaic panels, transformers, generators, transmission grids, the laying of transmission lines.
Pre-feasibility study of the project was completed by Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) in May 2010. CCI made a contract with Fluor S.A. Pty Limited to execute the Indicative Master Plan study on behalf of DoE.
In January 2011, the Minister requested CEF to lead the South African Government on the Solar Park programme feasibility study as well as engaging all stakeholders on the project.
On May 30, 2011, the project secured US$141million loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB).
On October 27, 2011, a further loan was secured from the World Bank.
DoE is investigating the feasibility of establishing the proposed facility.
The project involves the construction of solar park with a capacity of 5,000MW in Northern Cape, South Africa.
The US$21,304 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of power house
2. Construction of substations
3. Installation of photovoltaic panels
4. Installation of transmission grid
5. Installation of generators and transformers
6. Laying of transmission lines
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