South Africa solar booming as REIPPPP comes under scrutiny


12 December 2014

The completion of South Africa’s latest utility PV power plant has coincided with new figures showing an “exponential” rise in the contribution solar is now making to the country’s grid.

As Spain’s Acciona EnergĂ­a announced its 94.3MWp Shishen project had begun operation, the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) this week published data revealing how solar power production has mushroomed from less than 100MWh per hour to nearly 700MWh in a year.  Read more…

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