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South Africa takes place at utility-scale solar’s top table

Scatec Solar's 75MW Kalkbult Solar Farm in South Africa is the largest PV plant in all of Africa. Image: Scatec Solar With more than 500MW of utility-scale solar installed, South Africa has now placed itself into the world’s top-ten PV markets, according to reports released today by the utility-solar group, Wiki-Solar.org. South Africa is currently 10th on the list with 15 plants generating a combined capacity of 503MW. The country received a big boost with four large-scale PV projects coming online in the last few months. Two 66MW plants in Lesedi and Letatsi, developed by SolarReserve and Intikon, were completed in late May, while Sunpower Corporation installed both the Herbert and Greefspan plants earlier this month. These four plants were part of the first round of the South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP). While the programme sta...

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