29 May '14, 12am

Two 75 MW #solar #PV plants commence operations in South Africa via @pv_tech

Lesedi and Letsatsi both have 20-year power purchase agreements (PPA) with Eskom, South Africa’s utility company. Image: SolarReserve PV developer SolarReserve has completed and put into full operation two 75MW PV plants in South Africa. Power from both the Lesedi and Letsatsi projects will be sold to South African utility, Eskom, under 20-year power purchase agreements. Under the directive of South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement programme (REIPPPP), both plants have set aside a certain amount of revenue for economic development, which will be invested and used to help boost local communities. Lesedi and Letsatsi, which are located in the Northern Cape and Free State, respectively, form the largest renewable energy project ever created in continental Africa, SolarReserve said. Kevin Smith, CEO of SolarReserve, said: “The social and economic...

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