SA’s newest solar power station is now online and powering 40 000 homes – see how it came to life

86 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy, enough to power roughly 40,000 homes, has been added to Eskom’s grid after a new solar power plant reached commercial operation.

Scatec Solar’s Sirius solar park is the first of three projects to be completed that will ultimately contribute a combined 258MW, (enough to power 113,000 homes) once they’ve reached commercial operation during the first quarter of 2020.

The three projects are situated on adjacent plots, 25 kilometres outside of Upington in the Northern Cape.

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