75MW Zeerust Solar is part of Round 4 of the South African Government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) and one of four projects approved for the North West Province.
The solar plant, which connects to the close-by Kameeldoorn switching station, comprises 250 080 solar modules and stands on 179 hectares of agricultural land, close to the town of Zeerust. The solar field is positioned on two farms, namely, Portion 15 of Farm Kameeldoorn 271-JP (Keulder) and Portion 14 of Farm Kruisrivier 270-JP (Ikageng Trust) within the Ramotshere Moiloa Local Municipality.
The solar project achieved commercial operation in January 2021, just two years after construction commenced, in January 2019.
Zeerust Solar’s shareholders include IDEAS Fund managed by Old Mutual (SA) Ltd, Reatile Solar Power (RF) (Pty) Ltd, Phakwe Solar (RF) (Pty) Ltd, AREP (African Rainbow Energy and Power) and Cicada Community Trust.
Clean, renewable, pollution-free electrical energy generated per year
Across 179 hectares
75 000 medium-sized South African homes
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