Fay Cassim (Mulilo), Constantin Hatzilambros (Mulilo Wind Director), Xu Zhan (Longyuan Renewables Director), Thava Govender (Eskom), Tinyiko Ribisi-Termark (Mulilo), Johnny Cullum (Mulilo CEO)
The project will utilise SunPower’s monocrystalline modules mounted on a single axis tracking system, and SunPower Energy Systems will assemble the solar modules at its Cape Town factory.
The Sonnedix Prieska project, meanwhile, will make use of locally assembled polysilicon modules mounted on fixed axis frames. The venture includes a consortium consisting of Sonnedix Solar South Africa, Mulilo Solar Enterprises, Ixowave and a local community trust.
The debt funding for the project is provided by Nedbank Capital and Standard Bank, while Juwi Solar South Africa will act as the engineering procurement and contruction contractor.
The two wind facilities, with capacities of 139 MW and 96 MW, would be are located north and south-west of De Aar respectively and will be constructed by Longyuan Engineering South Africa. Both projects have debt funding from Nedbank and the IDC.