Integrated independent solar power producer, Scatec Solar, has announced that its 86MW
Dyason’s Klip 1 solar park in Upington, South Africa, has started commercial operation
ahead of schedule.
The facility will produce 217GWh and deliver clean energy to around 40,000 households
every year. The Upington solar power complex will provide clean energy for around 120,000
households when completed and will lead to the reduction of more than 600,000 tons of
CO² emissions annually.
“This is another great achievement by our team in South Africa, bringing this important
project online earlier than planned and supporting South African power supply in this time
of much needed electricity. We continue to develop renewable energy projects to support
the country’s energy demand and we are ready to deliver new capacity, both within the
utility scale segment as well as towards private customers in the commercial and industrial
spheres,” said Raymond Carlsen, CEO of Scatec Solar.
Scatec Solar is the majority owner with 42%, Norfund has 18%, the community in the region
owns 5% and H1 Holdings, a South African Black investor, has 35% ownership of the project.