South Africa’s PV market to drive local industry development

Solar photovoltaic technology has emerged as the big winner in Phase I and II of South Africa’s 20 year Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for renewables. The announcement on the 21st May confirmed that a further 9 PV projects were awarded in window II of the IRP, totaling 417.1 MW of new build generation capacity. This has taken the total pipeline to 27 PV projects in window I and II, totaling a staggering 1.04 GW in this emerging solar PV market.