A solar power plant in South Africa constructed by Saudi Arabia’s ACWA has been launched. Bokpoort Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa was developed by a group of companies led by ACWA Power.

The 50 MW project was the only CPS plant selected in the second round of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Program (REIPPP). The project was rated third worldwide and is the first in a series of investments rolled out by ACWA Power in the South African mainly targeting power sector.

The company is also expected to start on the construction of a 100MW Redstone Concentrated solar power project in the Northern Cape again later this year. It is also waiting results of tender submissions for a 300MW coal-powered plant in Mpumalanaga.

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