South Africa turns on R5 billion Saudi-built solar to cut coal reliance

14 March 2016 - 16:45 By REUTERS

South Africa and Saudi Arabian ACWA Power launched a $328 million (R5.045 billion) solar power plant in the Northern Cape province, as Africa's most industrialised country rushes to expand its power supply and cut its coal reliance. The Bokpoort Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Project, developed by a consortium led by ACWA Power, is set to provide 1,300 megawatts per hour, powering more than 200,000 homes, a statement from media firm OLB said.

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