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SOLAR GENERATION PARKS Projects Location Xhariep District, Mangaung Metro as well as Lejwele­putswa. Conversion Technologies Both photovoltaic modules and concentrated solar power (CSP) plant conversion technologies can be implemented.

The project aim is to recruit a private investor to set up a solar park in the Xhariep, Lejweleputswa and Mangaung regions, as these offer some of the best direct solar radiation (kWh/m²). Process Investors may participate in both off-grid and on-grid supply solutions. Off-grid is where the solar generation plant is directly supplying an independent user or seller, for example a mine or an industrial estate. On-grid is where investors participate in South Africa’s successful Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement (REIPPP) Programme managed by the Department of Energy (DOE) and finally supply the grid.

SOLAR WATER HEATERS A private investor is required to set up a solar water heaters manufacturing plant in Botshabelo Industrial Area. The manufacturing process may involve the following: • Fabrication of panel storage tanks. • Assembly of tank, panel coil and other components. • Inspection and commissioning. • Required raw materials for the manufacturing of solar water heaters are copper aluminium MS sheet, pipe, glass fibre, GI sheets, thermostat and insulation material. Why Solar Water Heaters • Eskom electricity demand management programme.

Strong local content on SWH procurement by DOE and Eskom. • Financial and technology capabilities to manufacture and supply locally produced systems. • Construction Sector Education Training Authority (CETA) and Energy Sector Education Training Authority offers accredited Level 4 plumbing qualification. • Availability of plumbing skills currently serv­ing the mining, gas and petroleum industries. Location Botshabelo within the N8 Corridor. Investment Required To be determined at feasibility. •

To discuss these opportunities, contact Frank Tlhomelang, Manager: Research & Development & Acting GM: Trade & Investment Tel: +27 51 4000 800 | Cell: +27 71 674 5730 Email: frank@fdc.co.za or invest@fdc.co.za

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