China-based Yingli Green Energy has inked a 96MW of PV supply contract with Jasper Power for Jasper PV plant in Northern Cape, South Africa.

As per the agreed terms, the company will supply 325,000 YL295P-35b multi-crystalline modules to the solar plant.

Jasper Power has selected a consortium formed by Iberdrola Ingenieria y Construccion and South African firm Group Five to construct the solar plant.

SolarReserve has been selected by the South Africa Department of Energy in May 2012 to develop the project under the South Africa Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program.

Meanwhile, technology firm Google will invest around $12m in the Jasper PV plant.

Commenting on the development, SolarReserve CEO Kevin Smith said the Jasper project is expected to provide substantial, long-term economic benefits to South Africa and help the country meet its impressive clean energy goals.

"The South African government’s advanced energy projects are allowing the country to quickly become a model for not only the rest of the continent, but for the world. We look forward to continuing our work on Jasper and on our other photovoltaic and solar thermal projects in development in South Africa," added Smith.

Jasper PV Solar Plant will generate electricity, enough energy to power more than 30,000 homes in the area. Moreover, it is expected to avoid the emission of 145,891.43 tons of CO2 every year.