Matla A Bokone Solar (formerly known as Droogfontein 2 Solar (RF) (Pty) Ltd) is one of South Africa’s largest solar projects with 261 360 solar modules harnessing the intense Northern Cape sun. This is a truly South African solar project, boasting 100% local ownership.

This 75MW solar project not only supplies South Africa with 180 000MWh of much-needed green energy each year, it also benefits the local communities of the Kimberley area in the Northern Cape through its many economic development programmes.

Solar Field

Located in the Northern Cape Province near Kimberley, Matla A Bokone Solar generates approximately 75MW of clean renewable energy every year.

The solar project achieved commercial operation in March 2020, less than 2 years after construction commenced in October 2018.

Part of Round 4 of the South African Government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), Matla A Bokone Solar connects to Eskom’s Warthog 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 278 hectares

23 000

Homes powered

23 000 medium-sized South African homes

Community

Matla A Bokone Solar is focused on empowering and strengthening the local communities in and around the Sol Plaatje municipal area, in the Northern Cape.

The beneficiary communities include: Riverton, Barkly West, Kimberley Central, Boshof, Delportshoop, Galeshewe, Greenpoint, Holpan, Platfontein, Ritchie, Roodepan and Windsorton.

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Education

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

Health

SCHOOL HEALTH PROJECT With the focus on addressing school health services in both... Read more

Enterprise Development

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

Investment

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National Enquiries

+27 21 670 1400 (main switchboard)

Community Liaison Officer: lesego.mosiane@eimsafrica.com

2nd Floor, Fernwood House, The Oval, 1 Oakdale Road,
Newlands, Cape Town, 7700
P O Box 23101, Claremont, 7735
Tel: +27 21 670 1400 (main switchboard)

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