Kabi Energy
kabi solar

In May 2011, Kabi Energy and Solarpack Corporación Tecnológica SL (“Solarpack”) of Spain agreed in principle to enter into a joint venture whereby they would collaborate in the development of solar PV projects in Southern Africa. The joint venture, which is the process of being incorporated as a private South African company, will be known as ‘Kabi Solar’.

About Solarpack

  • The Solarpack group is a highly experienced and well-regarded solar PV developer with an international track record of developing solar PV facilities. Headquartered in Getxo, Spain, Solarpack began operations in 2005 and currently has more than 50 employees worldwide.
  • In Spain, Solarpack has successfully developed seven operational solar PV facilities with a total capacity of 33.5 MW. These facilities utilize equipment from ten different module manufacturers, five different inverter manufacturers and encompass various technology configuration, giving the company a deep understanding of the performance of leading industry vendors. In France, the group has 40 MW of projects under development.
  • In Chile, the Solarpack group has 176 MW of projects under development. Of these, 9 MW are fully permitted with PPAs currently under negotiation, and another 9 MW are in advanced stages of development. In 2010, Solarpack also entered into a PPA for a 1 MW solar PV plant with CODELCO, the largest copper producer in the world. Scheduled for commissioning in late 2011, the Calama Solar 3 project, will be the most productive solar PV plant in the world, featuring a 31% capacity factor, and will be the first grid-parity facility in the world, without relying on subsidies or specific tax benefits for solar energy. In Peru, the Solarpack group signed a 20-year PPA for 80 MW in February 2010 with the Government of Peru for plants expected to enter into commercial operations between June and December 2012. Solarpack will develop these sites and directly sponsor projects totalling 40 MW.
  • In the US, Solarpack has developed a project portfolio of over 140 MW since early 2009. From Lafayette (California) the company has focused its efforts in developing midsized projects that take advantage of the load capacity present in the existing electrical infrastructure located close to them. Today, the US branch of Solarpack is already realizing the value of its developments by having entered into a development agreement with an important industrial energy partner