Touws River CSP Project. Credit: Pele Green Energy
juwi Renewable Energies’ subsidiary, juwi Solar ZA O&M 1 has been awarded the contract for the operations and maintenance (O&M) of the Touwsrivier CPV Solar Project in the Western Cape of South Africa, effective from 1 April 2020.
The project has a capacity of 36 ΜWac / 44 MW.
The installation uses concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) modules, mounted on 1500 dual axis CX-S530-II solar tracking systems divided into 30sections. Each system supports 12 CX-M500 modules which are each rated to produce 2450 W (under reference conditions).
The installation reached full capacity in December 2014 and is one of the largest operating CPV facilities in the world. Electricity produced by the plant is fed into the national grid operated by Eskom under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA).
juwi Head of Operations & Maintenance -EMEA, Christos Charalampidis, says that they will use a combination of internal resources and subcontractors: “We are ideally positioned to manage and are very pleased to be partnering with the Touwsrivier CPV Solar Project.
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