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Africa’s largest solar farm now in operation

Nov 19, 2014   //   by Kim Alviar   //   New and Views  //  No Comments

South Africa is one of the sunniest parts on the globe. On average, it receives 8.5 hours of sunshine a day, making it a highly ideal place to handle large scale solar farms.

Located near Kimberley, South Africa, is Africa’s largest solar farm, called Jasper Solar Farm. It is owned by Solar Reserve, based in California and contains about 325,000 panels. Producing 96MW, it is enough to power 80,000 homes.

There are further plans for more solar farms in Africa, as they have an aim of generating 18GW of renewable energy by 2030. In 2015, the Nzema project will be built in Ghana, producing 155MW and Morocco will have several solar farms producing 2000MW by the end of 2020.

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