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Africa's largest solar power plant to be switched on today

The facility will produce power that's equivalent to providing electricity to about 75,000 homes a year.

The solar power plant in De Aar. Picture: deaarsolar.co.za.
Solar power,solar powered technology,Solar Capital
Local World

KIMBERLEY - The largest solar power plant in Africa will be switched on in the Northern Cape this morning.

The facility which is based in De Aar, is expected to produce more than 175 megawatts of power.

Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Petterssen
is expected to attend the official switch on of the Solar Capital Power Plant this morning.

It's the largest in Africa and will produce power that's equivalent to providing electricity to at least 75,000 homes a year.

Power utility Eskom has also built a substation on the premises which will help store the electricity.

The Northern Cape, which is one of the most sun-drenched provinces, has about four solar power plants in the region.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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