Yellow Door Energy completes development phase of 48MW solar wheeling project in South Africa

  • Yellow Door Energy (YDE) has announced the successful completion of the development phase for a 48 MW solar PV plant in Leeudoringstad, North West, South Africa.
  • This project positions YDE as a major player in the solar wheeling market and supports South Africa’s just transition in building a more sustainable and energy-independent future.

A significant portion of the shovel-ready project has been committed to companies, and YDE is in discussion with reputable businesses to offtake the remaining capacity through a power purchase agreement (“PPA”).

Construction will now begin with commissioning expected by Q2 2025. It will generate and wheel clean electricity to multiple customers via the Eskom grid, providing them with a predictable tariff, resulting in significant electricity cost savings.

Jeremy Crane, CEO of Yellow Door Energy, commented: “The 48 MWp development propels Yellow Door Energy into the forefront of solar wheeling and overall renewable energy leadership in South Africa. This is only the beginning as the next phase of development entails an additional 192 MWp of solar PV capacity, bringing the total to 240 MWp in Leeudoringstad. We’re excited to be helping companies in mining and other heavy industries significantly reduce their energy costs and benefit from a clean source of electricity.”

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

 

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