1 MW PV plant to be built at Limpopo mine – South Africa

SAAEA 11 August 2012.

South African photovoltaic engineering, procurement and construction company Solea Renewables will start construction of the first off-grid, utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) plant in Southern Africa at a chrome mine near Thabazimbi next week.

The 1 MW plant at Cronimet Chrome Mining’s Thaba mine, in Limpopo, is scheduled for completion at the beginning of November and will produce about 1.8 GWh of electricity per year, for about 20 years.

Covering close to 2 ha, the plant would consist of about 4 170 panels, each generating 240W.

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