Project Quick Facts

320,000 HOMES POWERED
150 MEGAWATTS
(MW)

150 MEGAWATTS (MW)

The Rooipunt CSP Project located in Upington, Northern Cape Province is a 150 megawatt solar thermal power station using SolarReserve’s proprietary molten salt technology

0 FOSSIL FUEL
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0 EMISSIONS

SolarReserve’s unique solar + storage technology does not require any natural gas backup

730 GIGAWATT-HOURS
POWER PER YEAR
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730 GIGAWATT-HOURS POWER PER YEAR

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

1,800 MEGAWATT-HOURS
ENERGY STORAGE

1,800 MEGAWATT-HOURS ENERGY STORAGE

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

12 HRS FULL LOAD
STORAGE

12 HRS FULL LOAD STORAGE

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

40 YRS STORAGE WITH
NO DEGRADATION
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40+ YEARS STORAGE WITH NO DEGRADATION

Unlike batteries, molten salt lasts for 40 years or more, without any degradation or need for replacement; it also costs less than batteries

6,000 DIRECT, INDIRECT
AND INDUCED JOBS

6,000 DIRECT, INDIRECT AND INDUCED JOBS

The project will create approximately 6,000 direct, indirect, and induced jobs, the majority of which will be in South Africa

800 CONSTRUCTION
JOBS
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800 CONSTRUCTION JOBS

The Rooipunt project is an example of how sustainable solutions, for energy now and in generations to come, foster new industries and create jobs by the thousands