Capella Stella – North West Province – South Africa


Stella – North West Province – South Africa

As with the Castor Project, this project was acquired by SOLA ahead of the Second Phase of the Small Projects Program. The complete due diligence, sale and finalization of authorizations for the project took place in three months ahead of the bid submission. SOLA led the successful bid submission and the project was awarded Preferred Bidder status in February 2017, together with the Castor Project.

All further project development, including the financial close process, financing, construction and operation of the project will be carried out within the Aurora Group.

SOLA Assets will remain majority equity investor and SOLA Build is the appointed EPC and O&M contractor for the Capella project.

Key activities by SOLA include:

  • Identification and acquisition of brownfield site
  • Management of the grid integration design and authorisation process
  • Financial structuring of the project
  • Arrangement of the project debt
  • Complete bid submission and tariff determination
  • Complete design of the project
  • Sub-EPC selection, appointment and contracting process
  • Management of all construction logistics and considerations
Program & round awardedSouth Africa’s Small Projects Program (SPP), Phase 2
Size (MW AC)5
StatusAwarded Preferred Bidder
LocationStella, North West Province, South Africa
SOLA’s roleDeveloper and Sponsor
Project sponsorAurora Power Solutions
MWh generated (p.a.)13670
Tons CO2 avoided (p.a.)13806.7