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
ART Solar boosts local solar PV module manufacturing capacity