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Swartland solar park, South Africa

Name and Location
Swartland solar park, Western Cape, South Africa.

Slimsun, with Darling Trust holding a 20% stake.

Project Description
The project proposes the development of 22 MW of prepermitted photovoltaic assets in the Malmesbury region of the Western Cape. The first phase of the project will have a 5 MW generation capacity.

The project falls under the Department of Energy’s renewable-energy independent- power producer procurement programme.

Not stated.

The first phase is expected to reach commercial operation in June 2013.

Latest Developments
Juwi Renewable Energies has been awarded the contract to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services, and will also be the operations and maintenance provider.

The Darling Trust will operate and maintain the site in the long term, through a skills transfer and handover from Juwi.

Key Contracts and Suppliers
Franco Afrique Technologies (FAT – project promoter), Evolution One Fund (finance) and Juwi Renewable Energies (EPC and operations and maintenance provider).

On Budget and on Time?
Not stated.

Contact Details for Project Information
Inspired Evolution, Christopher Clarke, tel +27 21 702 1290, cell +27 82 496 0522, fax +27 21 702 1483 or email
Darling Trust, tel +27 22 492 3384, fax +27 86 691 9543 or email
Juwi, tel +27 21 880 7072,fax +27 21 880 7071 or email