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Company Information[edit]

Eskom is a utility company located in Johannesburg, South Africa. Eskom generates 95% of the electricity used in South Africa and approximately 45% of the electricity used in Africa.[2]

Solar Project[edit]

Eskom is considering the development of a solar concentrator in Upington, South Africa. If green lighted, the project would reduce South African CO2 emission ranks from the 15th to the 25th greatest emitter. The concentrator would use heliostats to track the Sun as it moves across the sky. Many mirrors would focus light onto a central tower, creating heat upwards of 600˚C.[3]


  1. Eskom homepage
  2. 2.0 2.1 Eskom Company Information
  3. 3.0 3.1 Mega Solar Projects