“We are there to prove our solar solutions are best suited to South Africa’s (renewable energy) targets,” said Auberton-Herve. “South Africa is the perfect location for our technology.”
Concentrix estimates that its proposed 50MW plant, for which it is now seeking environmental authorisation, will create between 200 and 400 jobs in technical maintenance, cleaning and security.
Lerchenmuller said the group would consider local production, depending on the size of the domestic solar market.
Although no investment decision had yet been taken, the Western Cape was a probable choice for a production facility as it was near the group’s proposed solar projects.
“We believe that South Africa is a sustainable and long-term market, and that’s why we decided to invest here,” Lerchenmuller said. “We came to South Africa to be here long term, to create value for the country and to create jobs.”
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