Kenhardt – Northern Cape Province – South Africa

Originated by Aurora, the Aries 10MW Solar Project was developed as a greenfield site in partnership with BioTherm Energy, a US-backed independent power producer, ahead of Round 1 of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program (REIPPPP). This project has been in operation since commissioning in the beginning of 2014, and Aurora retains a minority shareholding and a seat on the board of the project company.

Key activities by Aurora Power Solutions:

  • Complete permitting and licensing of project
  • Management of the grid integration design and authorisation process
  • Consultation on design drawings in relation to permits and authorisations
  • Management of the EPC selection, appointment and contracting process


Project Aries
Program & round awarded South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program (REIPPPP),Round 1
Size (MW AC) 10
Status Operational
Location Kenhardt, Northern Cape, South Africa
Aurora’s role Originator & Developer
Project sponsor BioTherm Energy
MWh generated (p.a.) 20,000
Tons CO2 avoided (p.a.) 20,200
  • Client Consultry
  • Date March 7, 2017
  • Tags Large projects, South Africa
  • URL View Project