STELLENBOSCH, South Africa
- Sept. 15, 2023
-- Cape Town - A new 12 MW solar farm near Stellenbosch region in the Western Cape will soon be underway. The NMGAfrica Project, will cover 30ha. The plant will have an installed capacity of 12 MWp and hope to be operational November 2024. The project will feed power in the grid on a 66kV new sub extension and can generate around 18 000 MWh per year , enough clean renewable energy to power more than 5000 households. The plant is planned to generate virtually maintenance-
free (with state-of-the-
art GBG drone technology), non-polluting energy, over the course of its projected 25-year lifespan. An added bonus is a CO2 saving of around 360 million tons (at $2 per ton ). The project evaluation is based on 2MW battery storage capacity on the solar farm, which is a valuable addition to the local energy supply network. In July 2022 the President's Energy Plan was welcomed and Stellenbosch embraced the uptake of more regional energy. The project will be a boon for job creation and utilization of local engineering and expertise in its design and execution..