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 Africas largest panel order to date.
The Letsatsi and Lesedi projects won approval under the first round of the South African governments 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.