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50 MW De Aar solar project at peak-construction stage

Engineering News – ONLINE

4 June 2013

The 50 MW De Aar solar photovoltaic (PV) project site has reached peak construction and its developers are optimistic that the project is on track to meet all critical milestones ahead of its official commercial operation date of April 2014.

The project was among the first 18 solar PV projects, collectively representing 632 MW of capacity, to reach financial close in November 2012 as part of the South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) – in all, 28 renewables projects reached financial close last year, followed by a further 19 in May this year.  Read more

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