German-based Concentrix Solar has inaugurated its first facility in South Africa, with the commissioning of a 60 kilowatt solar power plant at the Aquila Private Game Reserve in Touwsrivier in the Western Cape.
With this installation, the Aquila Private Game Reserve is able to cover all energy requirements during daylight hours and makes a positive contribution to environmentally friendly tourism.
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Future project development
The launch of the facility is an initial step in developing large-scale solar power projects in South Africa – Concentrix Solar is actively pursuing a project development of a 50 megawatt utility-scale power plant in the Western Cape.
“Solar power is perfectly suited for South Africa with its energy shortage, water scarcity and high temperatures,” said Concentrix Solar CEO Hansjörg Lerchenmüller in a statement.
“The Aquila facility will initiate the transfer of know-how and serves to develop local skills in South Africa with immediate effect,”