1.2 MW South African PV project completed


The project is comprised of a 600 kilowatt (kW) tracking system power plant in Lethabo, and a 600 kW ground-mounted plant in Kendal.

Both comprise AUO’s SunForte PM318B00 photovoltaic modules, and are expected to generate a total of 2.2 million kilowatt hours of energy annually – enough for around 1,500 households.

The project is said to represent AUO’s first South African solar venture, and follows the company’s first U.K. undertaking, which comprised an almost five MW photovoltaic system.

Unlike many of its peers, which have scaled back production capacities in light of the weak market this year, AUO says that in order to meet the demand of its Asian customers, it will ramp up capacity by over 50 MW in the first quarter of 2012.

In other manufacturing news, AUO adds that its Czech photovoltaic module factory has recently obtained Italy’s ICIM and Germany’s TÜV Rheinland certifications, thus leading it to receive the "Made in Europe" stamp.

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