South African Large Scale Grid Connected Solar Park Programme

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South African Large Scale Grid Connected Solar Park Programme

Sector: Renewable energy
Project type: Solar energy

The main objective of the South African Large Scale Grid Connected Solar Park Programme is to contribute to the development and promotion of renewable energy in South Africa by building a framework to secure carbon revenue for solar park developers. The programme seeks to develop a series of grid connected solar power projects that supply clean electricity to either the national grid of South Africa or an identified consumer via South African grid. CDM programme activities (CPAs) included into this programme envisage the installation and operation of a solar park on a site where no solar park has been operated prior to the implementation of the CPA (Greenfield installation) as well as the capacity addition to an existing solar park. Each CPA will implement either Photovoltaics (PV) technology or Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technology.

Participation in this programme will enable the solar park developers to increase the economic viability of solar park construction projects due to the revenue from selling CERs.

Starting date of the programme is 01/03/2013.

Length of the programme is 28 years.

Please see the PoA design document for details “BWC_South African Large Scale Grid Connected Solar Park Programme

The projects which have already been included into the programme:

CPA 001 – Sishen Grid Connected 25 MW Solar Park, South Africa “BWC_South African Large Scale Grid Connected Solar Park Programme_CPA001