More (solar) power to the people of Limpopo

Mail and Guardian 28 November 2012.

South Africa will soon have the capacity to provide approximately 58 megawatts of solar energy to 8 000 households in Limpopo.

A R2.6-billion financial closure was announced on Wednesday by MEMC subsidiary SunEdison, the US solar energy service provider who will provide two solar parks in Limpopo.

The project will be run in partnership with Chint Solar and the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), with Standard Bank and Future Growth Investment as debt providers on the project.

These photovoltaic power plants will be based in Soutpan and Witkop and is expected to create close to 5 000 direct and indirect job opportunities…

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