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AE-AMD Renewable Energy And Tenesol Begin Work On Two Solar Projects In South Africa
by Staff Writers
Johannesburg, South Africa (SPX) Jan 03, 2013


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AE-AMD Renewable Energy, a joint venture between AMDA energia, Alt-E Technologies, and Tenesol have announced plans for two South African ground-mounted solar power projects totaling 33 megawatts (MW). Both projects, which Tenesol will construct, are located near Douglas, South Africa in the Northern Cape Province.

Herbert, a 22-MW project, has begun construction, and groundbreaking for the 11-MW Greefspan project will begin in the coming weeks.

They are both part of the South African government's Independent Power Producers Procurement Program and completion for both projects is expected in the second quarter of 2014.

The last step in financing took place on Nov. 16 when final agreements were signed-off by the South African Department of Energy.

"SunPower's successful track record of building solar power plants around the world, coupled with Tenesol's historic presence in South Africa, will positively impact this region," said SunPower Regions President Howard Wenger.

"These two solar power projects will generate local construction jobs and deliver clean, reliable energy to the community."

Both systems will be owned by AE-AMD Renewable Energy in partnership with the IDEAS Fund, an infrastructure fund managed by Old Mutual Investment Group of South Africa that will also resell the electricity to Eskom upon completion of the projects. Tenesol has a five percent share in the two projects.

The ground-mounted solar systems will feature 138,000 Tenesol TE 240 photovoltaic solar panels on single-axis trackers.

The solar panels are being produced at the Cape Town manufacturing facility which has been in operation for more than a decade, and has 3BBBEE rating.

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