Africa’s Largest Solar Farm Goes Live
SolarReserve, a developer of utility-scale solar power projects, has announced that the 96 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic (PV) Jasper solar power project has completed construction and is fully operational.
The power project, located in South Africa’s Northern Cape, came online in October 2014, two months ahead of schedule, and is the largest solar installation on the continent.
The project also marks Google’s first renewable energy investment in Africa – the Internet search giant reportedly invested US$12 million into the solar park.
Jasper also includes the 75 MW Lesedi solar power project which came online in May, and the proposed 100 MW Redstone concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) plant.