TerniEnergia announced that the first of the two “giant” photovoltaic worksites in South Africa, on behalf of a leading Italian utility, has been completed.

The PV plant has been connected to the national transmission grid managed by Eskom.

In particular, TerniEnergia Projects, a South African subsidiary of TerniEnergia, has completed the construction of the PV plant in Paleisheuwel (for a total installed capacity of 82.5 MWp), in advance of the timeline envisaged by the final contracts for EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) and O&M (operation and maintenance) four-year and renewable term, and in compliance with the expected financial results.

The worksite of Paleisheuwel, which is spread over an area of 240 hectares, has employed more than 500 workers in the various functions for the installation of 611,000 photovoltaic PV panels, with a capacity between 125Wp and 140Wp.

It were installed in total 101,850 structures, used 7 million kg of metallic carpentry and laid 3,000 km of electric cables. 6 subcontractor companies were involved in the installation and TerniEnergia operated in compliance with the promotion of political participation in the economic life of "black people".