Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Norwegian developer Scatec to build 75 MW solar PV project in South Africa

In the first round of the South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Program, global solar PV developer Scatec Solar (based out of Oslo, Norway) has been selected as the preferred bidder on a 75 MW solar PV project in Kalkbult.

“Our experienced team has for the past two years been actively developing project opportunities in this promising market, and we will build on our extensive knowledge base from successfully completed projects all over the world when we now devote ourselves to pioneer South Africa’s renewable energy industry by constructing the first of a series of utility scale solar parks in the country,” said Raymond Carlsen, CEO of Scatec Solar.

Construction of the project is scheduled to begin in July 2012, and commercial operation is expected to commence by August 2013.

Source: Scatec Press Release

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