11 Dec '12, 1pm

The Promise of South Africa as a New Solar Frontier #solarenergy

Hanwha said it will sell 155 MW (dc) of solar panels for two projects under development by Cobra, Gasolier and Kansan. Hanwha expects to complete the shipment by June 2013. Suntech, meanwhile, won a contract to provide about 100 MW (dc) of solar panels for two projects that belong to a consortium led by Mainstream Renewable Power. Although it recently vowed to get out of the solar equipment and engineering business, Siemens is under contract to design and build these two projects in Cape Town. Mainstream expects the two projects to start delivering electricity by the middle of 2014. The four projects highlight the efforts by the South African government to boost its renewable energy production. The country relies heavily on coal to generate electricity, according to the International Energy Agency . About two-thirds of the country’s residents have access to electricity, th...

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