Map of solar in South Africa reveals key development trends

A map showing all of the photovoltaic projects awarded under the government REIPPPP program in South Africa has been revealed.

The map produced by PV-Insider has for the first time collated information from the first 3 rounds of the REIPPPP about the project size, the location and the developer into one document. The map plots all 33 PV projects awarded under the REIPPPP onto a colour coded map of South Africa according to solar resource concentration.


Most projects under the REIPPPP are concentrated around Kimberley and Upington – the areas which have the highest GHI concentration level. Many developers have been active in the REIPPPP and the map features projects from key developers, such as Enel Green Power, SunEdison, Scatec Solar, Acciona, Momentous Energy and more.

Total PV allocation in the REIPPPP has a cumulative capacity of over 1,400MW – about 4,250 football pitches worth of solar panels! The government program means that South Africa is one of the world's hottest solar growth markets, attracting investment from all over the world.

To see the map for yourself get the PDF document here: http://goo.gl/i4E1X5

The map was produced in conjunction with PV Project Development Africa 2014 (9-10 September, Johannesburg). The event will focus on the development of the South African PV market within the government REIPPPP program. There will also be a discussion about new opportunities in commercial, residential and industrial markets.

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