The SA solar industry has seen remarkable growth in the past decade. Perhaps due to circumstances, the industry has outperformed many others, and bucked economic growth trends.
A recent WWF report commended SA for being the first country on the continent to achieve 1GW of solar PV energy. The country is well-primed for solar with an average of 2,500 hours of sunshine per year. Our average solar-radiation level ranges between 4.5kWh/m² and 6.5kWh/m² per day, which is roughly 40% more than Central Europe.
The industry is made up of hard-working, ambitious people who are embracing the opportunity that solar provides. Through the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REI4P), SA has also demonstrated that it can successfully and rapidly implement a large-scale, world-class renewable energy programme.
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