Kalkbult, South Africa

Project key figures

Substructure-system: Fixed tilted
Modules: BYD polycrystalline
Inverter-system: SMA Inverters
Energy produced: 150,000 MWh per annum

112

Land use
(ha)

40

DC-capacity (MW)

20k

Households provided with energy

2390

Project yield (kWH)

Ownership and PPA

PPA with Eskom for a period of 20 years

Project development

Scatec Solar was awarded the 75 MW Kalkbult project in December 2011.

The Kalkbult site is the largest project awarded in the 1st bidding round in South Africa, accounting for 12% of overall volume. Scatec Solar initiated the development, partnering with Simacel a local project developing company.

 

Project Execution

The 75 MW power plant was completed in record time (January 2013 – September 2013) and was grid connected three months earlier than planned. Scatec Solar took the leading role for all EPC activities and managed the construction phase.

Operation and maintenance

Scatec Solar takes full responsibilities for all O&M services: monitor the plant, take corrective and preventive maintenance measures, reporting to utility and owners.

Scatec Solar Kalkbult Launch

Project highlights

First to be connected

  • Project track record of nearly 1,000 MW
  • Installed capacity of 519 MW
  • A target to reach 3.5 GW in operation and under construction by year end 2021
  • A project backlog and pipeline of 4.5 GW

Excellent performance

  • Project track record of nearly 1,000 MW
  • Installed capacity of 519 MW
  • A target to reach 3.5 GW in operation and under construction by year end 2021
  • A project backlog and pipeline of 4.5 GW

Targets exceeded

  • Project track record of nearly 1,000 MW
  • Installed capacity of 519 MW
  • A target to reach 3.5 GW in operation and under construction by year end 2021
  • A project backlog and pipeline of 4.5 GW

Socially responsible

  • Project track record of nearly 1,000 MW
  • Installed capacity of 519 MW
  • A target to reach 3.5 GW in operation and under construction by year end 2021
  • A project backlog and pipeline of 4.5 GW

Our values

“Companies and citizens drive the demand for clean and sustainable energy as the cost of pollution, power shortages and imports become self-evident”

Raymond Carlsen – CEO

Jan

2013

Successfully issued a NOK 500 million unsecured corporate green bond

April

2013

Commissioning of the 104 MW Red Hills solar plant in Utah, USA

May

2013

Commissioning of the 104 MW Red Hills solar plant in Utah, USA

Dec

2013

Successfully issued a NOK 500 million unsecured corporate green bond