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US company to open R80 million solar panel production facility in Cape Town

Author: Charlie Fripp

Cape Town will be the new base of US solar panel manufacturer Jinko Solar, as the firm announced that it will be opening a R80 million 120 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) module production facility in the Mother City.

Jinko Solar is no stranger to South Africa. Last year it supplied 304kW of high-efficient solar PV modules to one of the largest roof-mounted PV Solar plants in South Africa.

“South Africa is becoming a leader in renewable energy. Within the space of three years the REIPPP (renewable energy independent power producer procurement programme) model is fast developing into a new industry sector,” Trade and Industry minister Rob Davies said.

 

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