ART Solar boosts local solar PV module manufacturing capacity

Engineering News 23 May 2013.

South Africa’s first locally owned photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturer, ART Solar, officially opened its Durban manufacturing plant on Thursday.

The plant, which Department of Energy deputy director-general of energy programmes and projects, Dr Wolsey Barnard, described as “a brave step forward” in a country that ordinarily imported renewable-energy technology, had the capacity to produce 250 000 PV modules a year – enough to generate 75 MW of electricity, which was sufficient to power at least 15 000 homes a year…

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