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DST welcomes inauguration of R1.5bn Droogfontein solar PV plant

Engineering News, 15 May, 2014.

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has welcome the launch of the country’s newest solar power plant, saying the R1.5-billion facility, near Kimberly, would contribute “immensely” to meeting the country’s rising energy demands.

The Droogfontein solar power photovoltaic (PV) plant, constructed by emerging power companyGlobeleq in collaboration with other industry players and the Department of EnvironmentalAffairs (DEA), is one of the first large solar farms in South Africa to be built by an independentpower producer, arising from government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme.

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