South Africa awards 371MW solar projects

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South Africa awards 371MW solar projects

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Renewable energy company SunEdison has won five solar projects in South Africa.

They will be located in Northern Cape and North West Provinces and are expected to have a total capacity of 371MW – enough electricity to power 200,000 homes.

South African national utility Eskom will buy the solar energy in as part of a 20-year power purchase agreement.

The nation’s energy department awarded the contracts through its Renewable Energy IPP Procurement (REIIPPP) programme.

Pashupathy Gopalan, SunEdison Asia Pacific President said: “The five projects awarded will offer local enterprise development, skills development and procurement programmes.”

The company was previously awarded a 86MW solar project.

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