Hanwha to supply 155 MW of PV modules to South Africa

10. December 2012 | Applications & Installations, Global PV markets, Industry & Suppliers | By:  Max Hall

Hanwha SolarOne has signed its biggest deal to date with an agreement to supply 155 MW of photovoltaic modules to two solar farms being developed in South Africa.

Hanwha SolarOne modules being shipped.

Hanwha SolarOne has signed a $116 million deal to supply photovoltaic modules to two solar plants in South Africa.

The modules will reportedly be used to power around 268,000 families from the Letsatsi and Lesedi farms, which are being constructed in Free State and on the Northern Cape.

The US$116 million deal is said to  be the biggest single order signed by the company and also South Africa’s largest panel order to date.

The Letsatsi and Lesedi projects won approval under the first round of the South African government’s Renewable Energy Program with preferred bidder status given to a consortium of U.S.-based SolarReserve and domestic developers Kensani and Intikon Energy.

EPC on the project is being conducted by Spanish company Cobra and Australia's Green Solar Group.

Under the agreement, Hanwha will start supplying 5 MW of panels weekly in January 2013, with the order due to be complete in late August.

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