• South Africa can´t wait to get started with its CSP build

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    South Africa looks towards the development of local content and the rapid construction of CSP sites whilst addressing the challenges of water scarcity and steel supplies.
    By Tom Nevin
    Extensive early work has already started on both of South Africa’s pioneering CSP sites “to ensure a shorter construction period and to make sure we meet our June 2014 full power output completion date”, says Rentia van Tonder, head of Green Industries at South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC).
    Under construction are a 50MW CSP tower facility near the town of Upington in South Africa’s Northern Cape Province and a 100MW parabolic trough solar plant in the hamlet of Pofadder, about 100km to the west.

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