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Cape Town office park unveils large-scale roof-mounted solar PV system

An office park in Observatory, Cape Town, has unveiled the first phase of what is currently considered to be the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) rooftop installation in Southern Africa.

Once completed, the system on the 78 000 m2 Black River Park offices will cover an area larger than a rugby field and will generate enough energy to power 1 000 average-sized houses.

SOLA Future Energy says Phase 1 of the installation on Black River Park was completed this month and is already the biggest of its kind in Southern Africa. A total of 2 875 panels have been installed, with 2 050 more to be laid in Phase 2.

Once completed, the 1 200 kW system will cover an area of 8 000 m2, generating about 1.9 GWh a year.Read on Engineering News >

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