Developers of Kathu solar park expect to start building this month

Engineering News 8 November 2012.

The developers of the Kathu solar park, in the Northern Cape, expect to be on site before the end of November to begin the construction of an 81 MW tracking solar photovoltaic (PV) plant, which was among the 28 renewable-energy projects to sign power purchase and implementation agreements with Eskom and the Department of Energy on November 5.

The project is being pursued by Building Energy Africa, the local unit of an Italian renewables group, together with Old Mutual; the second African Infrastructure Investment Fund, which is backed by Old Mutual and Macquarie; BuiltAfrica Kathu Solar 75, which is led by former Eskom CEO Thulani Gcabashe; and the Kathu Solar Community Trust…

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