Project Quick Facts

200,000 HOMES POWERED
DURING PEAK
100 MEGAWATTS
(MW)

100 MEGAWATTS (MW)

Developed in response to the South Africa Department of Energy’s Round 3 call for CSP projects for the REIPPPP - with the lowest delivered electricity price of any CSP project in the country to date.

0 FOSSIL FUEL

0 EMISSIONS

Storage enables the plant to operate just like a conventional fossil fuel or nuclear power plant, reliably generating electricity day and night – except without any emissions or hazardous waste

480K MW HOURS
PER YEAR

480K MILLION KILOWATT HOURS PER YEAR

Storage allows the facility to produce more than twice as much net annual output (kilowatt hours) than an equivalent sized photovoltaic (PV) solar project

12HR FULL LOAD
STORAGE

12HR FULL LOAD STORAGE

SolarReserve’s US-developed patented solar thermal energy storage technology enables reliable, on-demand, energy production – even after dark

~4,000 DIRECT, INDIRECT
AND INDUCED JOBS

~4,000 DIRECT, INDIRECT AND INDUCED JOBS

4,000 jobs during the construction phase including craft workers on site as well as jobs related to equipment supply, manufacturing, engineering, transportation and other services; during operations there will be 60-70 full-time, permanent jobs