South Africa ranks in Top 10 globally for solar power
 

South Africa has now connected more than a gigawatt of utility-scale solar power, placing it 10th in the world of countries harnessing renewable energy from the sun, according to figures released during last year by Wiki-Solar.

Wiki-Solar is a leading authority on the development of utility-scale photovoltaic power plants of 4 megawatts (MW) and up.

 

China currently sits at the top of the list for utility-scale solar power with 370 solar plants, generating a cumulative capacity of 11 965 MW. China is followed by The United States (10 548 MW), United Kingdom (4 136 MW), Germany (3 641 MW), India (3 241 MW), Spain (1 527 MW), Japan (1 443 MW), Canada (1 378 MW) and France (1 321 MW).

 

This places South Africa in 10th position with 26 solar plants, contributing 1 013 MW to the country’s electricity grid.

 

The majority of these plants were built under the first round of the government’s renewable energy programme for private producers. With several solar projects still under construction, and a number of new contracts for further projects being signed, South Africa is very likely to climb further up Wiki-Solar’s rankings.

 

According to the latest capacity table, there are 18 utility-scale solar power stations currently under development in South Africa. These 18 plants are expected to contribute a further capacity of 1 063 MW. The future of solar South Africa definitely looks bright.

 

This forms one of the driving forces behind Soventix, allowing us to play a vital role in providing a cleaner and greener future. Through the Department of Energy’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program (REIPPP), we are able to construct large scale solar parks, making it possible to feed clean energy into the national grid by means of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).

 

There is no project too big (or small) for Soventix, as we offer tailored solar solutions within the residential, industrial, agricultural and utility sectors.

Fill in our contact form today if you are interested in solar power installations or have any questions.

 

You can also contact us via:

Office number: +27 (0) 21 852 7333

Email: info@soventix.co.za
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