The plant, Solar Capital’s third major project in the Northern Cape, is located in Loeriesfontein. The Chinese manufacturer Sungrow delivered its SG3125HV PV inverter to the project.
The facility, located in the town of Loeriesfontein, “is expected to contribute significantly to the alleviation of the severe power shortages experienced in South Africa,” the South African developer of the solar power plant said.
The new solar farm will generate enough energy for thousands of homes and businesses in the region, it added.
Chinese manufacturer Sungrow recently announced that it was supplied its SG3125HV PV inverter for the project.
Solar Capital’s parent company, Phelan Energy Group, fully equity financed the Loeriesfontein plant and is now embarking on a refinancing program.
The Loeriesfontein community is now part of Solar Capital’s socio-economic development program, which has funded more than €8 million in recent years, the company added.
“These initiatives focus on education, skills development, healthcare and other critical areas and create a lasting positive impact in all the communities where our solar farms are located,” Solar Capital said.
The company also has two other solar power plants Northern Capella, De Aar projects with a combined capacity of 175.26 MW.
“Our focus on bringing clean, reliable energy solutions to South Africa will help reduce pressure on the grid and address load shedding challenges, ultimately improving the quality of life for millions of South Africans,” said Paschal Phelan, Chairman of Solar Capital and Phelan. Energy group.