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    Friday, November 14, 2014

    AFRICA’S BIGGEST SOLAR POWER PLANT LIGHTS UP

    Largest Solar Power Plant in Africa Flips the Switch

    Leon Kaye, November 13, 2014 (TriplePundit)

    “…[P]lenty of opportunities exist for clean energy companies as investors worldwide realize Africa, with all of its risks [and seven of the world’s fastest growing economies], is a booming market…[Solar Reserve and partners have] completed and launched the Jasper PV Project in South Africa…the largest of its kind on the African continent…Located near the diamond mining center of Kimberley, the 96 megawatt plant and its 325,000 photovoltaic modules…[is an important step] toward South Africa’s renewable energy goals…[Its renewable resources] have not come close to being fully exploited…[while South Africans] endure blackouts on a regular basis, and energy shortages have long been the bane of conducting business in Africa’s second largest economy…[The project provided 1 million man-hours of construction work and 800 on-site construction jobs] in South Africa, where unemployment has long hovered around 25 percent…” click here for more

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