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.
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.Fact sheet
Clean, renewable, pollution-free electrical energy generated per year
Across 171 hectares of agricultural land
84 000 medium-sized South African homes
2nd Floor, Fernwood House, The Oval, 1 Oakdale Road,
Newlands, Cape Town, 7700
P O Box 23101, Claremont, 7735