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South African game park converts to concentrated PV

Paving the way for solar power projects in South Africa, Concentrix Solar, a leading supplier of Concentrator Photovoltaic (CPV) systems announced the inauguration of its first power facility in South Africa at the Aquila Private Game Reserve in Touwsrivier on September 1, 2010.
Concentrix Solar is going to inaugurate a 60 kilowatts (kW) facility at the Aquila Private Game Reserve in Touwsrivier, Western Cape. With this installation, the Aquila Private Game Reserve is able to cover all energy requirements during daylight hours and makes a positive contribution to environmentally friendly tourism.

Also, Concentrix Solar is actively pursuing a project development of a 50 megawatts (MW) utility-scale power plant in the Western Cape. The company has been present in South Africa since 2008 and has the ability to develop large-scale solar projects and deliver turnkey solutions under local conditions utilizing local content.

With a high amount of direct solar irradiation, South Africa is best suited for the use of Concentrix Solar’s CPV technology. Due to its high efficiencies and the two-axis tracking, Concentrix Solar’s systems provide a constant high power output throughout the day and enable to cover the growing power demand in South Africa.

Additional information: Concentrix
News date: 01/09/2010

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