Dyason's Klip 1 Solar Power Station

The Dyason's Klip 1 Power Station, (also Dyasons Klip 1 Power Station), is an 86 megawatts solar power plant in South Africa. The power station was developed and is owned and operated by a consortium comprising an international independent power producer (IPP), South African and European investors and a local charitable trust. Commercially commissioned in February 2020, the solar farm's 217 GWh of energy production annually is sold to Eskom, the national electricity utility company, under a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA).[1][2]

Dayson's Klip 1 Solar Power Station
CountrySouth Africa
LocationUpington, Dawid Kruiper Municipality, ZF Mgcawu District, Northern Cape, South Africa
Coordinates28°34′15″S 21°03′52″E / 28.57083°S 21.06444°E / -28.57083; 21.06444
Commission dateFebruary 2020
Construction costUS$140.75 Million
Owner(s)Dyason's Klip 1 Solar Consortium
Solar farm
TypeFlat-panel PV
Site area208 hectares (514 acres)
Power generation
Nameplate capacity86 MW (115,000 hp)
Annual net output217 GWh

Location Edit

The solar farm is located in the settlement of Dyasons Klip in Dawid Kruiper Municipality (ZF Mgcawu District), Northern Cape Province. Dyasons Klip is located approximately 31 kilometres (19 mi), southwest of Upington, the nearest large town.[3] The geographical coordinates of the Dyasons Klip 1 solar farm are:28°34'15.0"S, 21°03'52.0"E (Latitude:-28.570833; Longitude:21.064444).[4]

Overview Edit

The lead developer in Dyasons Klip 1 power plant is the Norwegian IPP, Scatec Solar, which has interests in two other solar farms in the Upington Solar Complex. The other two are (a) Sirius 1 Solar Power Station (86 MW), that was commissioned in February 2020 and (b) the 86 MW Dyason's Klip 2 Power Station under development. The three solar power plants, with a cumulative generation capacity of 258 MW are part of South Africa's Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPP).[1][5]

The power station comprises 277,500 modules each rated at 310 Watts, supplied by BYD of China. It also contains 37 Sunny Central 2200 inverters manufactured by SMA Solar Technology of Germany.[2]

Developers Edit

The consortium that owns this power station has four shareholders as illustrated in the table below. For descriptive purposes we will call the special purpose vehicle company that owns and operates the solar farm Dyasons Klip 1 Solar Consortium.[1]

Shareholding in Dyasons Klip 1 Solar Consortium
Rank Shareholder Domicile Percentage Notes
1 Scatec Solar Norway
2 Norfund Norway
3 H1 Holdings South Africa
4 Upington Community Trust South Africa

Change in ownership Edit

In February 2023, Scatec Solar and Norfund, both of Norway divested from the 258 megawatts Upington Solar Complex, comprising Dyasons Klip 1 Solar Power Station, Dyasons Klip 2 Solar Power Station and Sirius 1 Solar Power Station. Their combined 60 percent shareholding in each of these solar farms was purchased by Stanlib Asset Management Proprietary, "an asset manager based in Johannesburg, South Africa". The deal requires South African regulatory approval.[6]

Construction costs Edit

The cost of construction is reported as US$140.75 million.[2]

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Jean Marie Takouleu (28 February 2020). "South Africa: Scatec Solar connects its second solar power plant to Upington". Afrik21.africa. Paris, France. Retrieved 29 May 2022.
  2. ^ a b c Carmen (14 December 2021). "Dyason's Klip 1 Solar PV Park, South Africa". Power-Technology.com. New York City. Retrieved 29 May 2022.
  3. ^ Google (29 May 2022). "Distance Between Upington, South Africa And Dyasons Klip, South Africa" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 29 May 2022.
  4. ^ Google (29 May 2022). "Location of Dyason's Klip 1 Solar Power Station, South Africa" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 29 May 2022.
  5. ^ Jean Marie Takouleu (20 February 2020). "South Africa: Scatec Solar connects Sirius 86 MWp solar power plant". Afrik21.africa. Paris France. Retrieved 29 May 2022.
  6. ^ Jean Marie Takouleu (3 February 2023). "South Africa: Stanlib to buy 258 MWp Upington solar complex". Afrik21.africa. Paris, France. Retrieved 4 February 2023.

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