Waterloo Solar is one of South Africa’s largest solar projects with 261 360 solar modules, harnessing the intense North West sun.

The solar project adds 75MW capacity to the South Africa’s national power grid and generates enough renewable power each year to electrify approximately 84 000 medium-sized homes, in addition to benefiting the local communities in the Naledi Local Municipal area, through its many economic development programmes. The beneficiary communities include Vryburg, Kismet Park, Huhudi, Colridge and Dithakwaneng.

Solar Field

Located in the North West Province near Vryburg, Waterloo Solar generates approximately 180 000 MWh of clean renewable energy every year.

The solar project achieved commercial operation in November 2020, less than 2 years after construction commenced, in May 2019.

Part of Round 4 of the South African Government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), Waterloo Solar connects to Eskom’s Mookodi switching station.

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Fact sheet

Energy Generated

Clean, renewable, pollution-free electrical energy generated per year

180 000
MWh

261 360 Solar Panels

Across 171 hectares of agricultural land

84 000

Homes powered

84 000 medium-sized South African homes

Community

Waterloo Solar is focused on empowering and strengthening the local communities in and around the Vryburg area in the North West Province, namely Vryburg, Kismet Park, Huhudi, Colridge and Dithakwaneng.

The aim is to empower and build capacity of targeted communities through the funding of various socio-economic development programmes that positively address local skills gaps and needs, and to empower the communities to be economically independent and take ownership of their future.

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Education

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT Provision of Education Resources and Play Equipment: Early Childhood Development... Read more

WATER AND SANITATION

One of the greatest needs noted by the community and Local Municipality is... Read more

Enterprise Development

A percentage of the revenue generated each year will be committed to implementing... Read more

Investment

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