Engineering News
24 May 2013
South Africa’s first locally owned photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturer, ART Solar, officially opened its Durban manufacturing plant on Thursday.
The plant, which Department of Energy deputy director-general of energy programmes and projects, Dr Wolsey Barnard, described as “a brave step forward” in a country that ordinarily imported renewable-energy technology, had the capacity to produce 250 000 PV modules a year – enough to generate 75 MW of electricity, which was sufficient to power at least 15 000 homes a year.
ART said the manufacturing plant was the largest and most modern PV module fabrication plant in Africa.  Read more