Solar Plant at University of Johannesburg Commissioned
O&L Nexentury completes commissioning of 1400 kWp photovoltaic system at the University of Johannesburg.
Cape Town, 25 November 2020. O&L Nexentury (Pty) Ltd., a photovoltaic and sustainable infrastructure company which is part of the Namibian Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group of Companies, has successfully commissioned a 1400 kWp photovoltaic system at the University of Johannesburg (UJ).
The project, located in the heart of Johannesburg at three of the UJ’s campuses, consists of the following sites: a 818 kWp carport solar PV at Auckland Park Campus; a 300kWp rooftop solar installation at Doornfontein Campus, and another carport solar installation with a capacity of 282kWp at Soweto Campus. The plants which were planned, built and connected by O&L Nexentury will help the institution to shift away from conventional energy sources and establish an energy mix dominated by low-carbon energy sources that contribute to a sustainable future for Africa. The University of Johannesburg will save more than 2500 tons of CO2, annually.
Despite the exceptionally challenging circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the O&L Nexentury SA team under leadership of Alex Vassev, Executive Managing Director, and Jaque Fouche, Technical Manager, was able to complete the project on schedule and the plants were handed over to the University of Johannesburg during the first week of November. ‘’I am honoured to be part of the team of professionals that completed these grid tied project sites simultaneously and that the University of Johannesburg entrusted O&L Nexentury SA with providing clean energy to its campuses.”, said Jaque Fouche. “This project, awarded to O&L Nexentury SA through a highly competitive bidding process, was an opportunity to showcase the company’s capabilities with respect to C&I projects and embedded its presence in the South African renewable energy market.”, said Alex Vassev.
For the installation of the panels O&L Nexentury SA employed local labour to contribute to social and economic improvements in the country.
About O&L Nexentury: O&L Nexentury is a renowned international renewable energy company that is headquartered in Germany. O&L Nexentury develops, builds, finances, owns and operates utility scale solar PV power plants across sub-Saharan Africa. In just a few years, O&L Nexentury GmbH has become one of the leading solar photovoltaic developers and independent power producers in Southern Africa and Europe, with operating PV plants and projects under development in Germany; South Africa; Namibia; Senegal and several other African and European countries. To date, O&L Nexentury has completed, is constructing, was awarded or has achieved pre-financial close on 11 African projects representing more than 40 MW of power, and has a development pipeline consisting more than 500 MW of utility scale PV and PV-Energy Storage projects throughout Africa and Europe.
For further information on Nexentury please visit our website: www.olnexentury.com