Benefits of a Solar Park

  • Job creation
  • Localisation of Solar technology
  • Reduction of developmental cost of IPP’s
  • Reducing electricity tarrifs for Solar
  • Skills Development
  • Carbon Emissions reduction

Key project drivers include amongst others:

  • Security of energy supply
  • Energy access
  • Electricity price escalation
  • Demand management
  • Diversity of supply
  • Poor and economic regulation
  • Skills and capacity development
  • Climate change response measure

Who are the role players?

In addition to the DOE, CEF and the Northern Cape Provinicial Government, other key Government departments and organisations participate in the project through the Project Steering Committee (PSC) such as:

  • //Khara Hais Local Municipality and Siyathemba Local Municipality
  • Economic Development Department
  • National Treasury
  • Department of Environmental Affairs
  • Department of Public Works
  • Department of Science and Technology
  • Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
  • Department of Trade and Industry
  • Department of Public Enterprises
  • Department of Rural Development of Land Reform
  • SALGA
  • All relevant Provincial Departments
  • Clinton Climate Initiative
  • ESKOM
  • South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI)
  • Development Bank of Southern Africa
  • Industrial Development Corporation
  • South African Weather Service