Project Development

Project Development

Aurora is one of the leading developers and project originators in South Africa. Since inception, we have led the way in the greenfield project development for large-scale solar PV farms. We have successfully developed over 265MW of solar PV projects alongside a pipeline of 750MW worth of projects. The project development expertise developed by Aurora in its home market, South Africa, is now applied to other promising solar PV markets in Sub-Sahara Africa and beyond.

Aurora takes a holistic approach to project development with our detailed Geographic Information Systems (GIS) allowing us to determine the most suitable areas for the construction of PV projects taking into account solar radiation, critical biodiversity areas, access to the national grid, servitude requirements, road access and topography.

Our highly experienced team develops project portfolios by integrating environmental, irradiation and land data with detailed plant design and construction plans to ensure the projects are developed in the most cost effective and efficient way.

Through Aurora’s experience in developing its own solar PV projects and completing due diligence on a further 500MW of third-party projects, the team has developed a highly effective feasibility assessment system. This internal due diligence capability ensures potential project issues can be identified and addressed at the beginning of the development process.