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JA Solar awarded 86-MW solar farm project in South Africa

Staff writer ▼ | February 23, 2016
JA Solar Holding has been awarded as the sole supplier for its Orange Solar Project which is to build an 86MW utility-scale solar farm starting 2017.
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Green in Africa   The Orange project is a part of the 4.5th round of the REIPPP
The Orange project is a part of the 4.5th round of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program (REIPPP) launched by the South African government in 2011.

The REIPPP initially planned five rounds of bidding, but has been extended by another two rounds (the 4.5th and 4.75th rounds) in order to meet the high demand for local new energy development from various provinces. Together with two South African partners, Solar Capital and Black Enterprise Empowerment (BEE), JA Solar successfully won the bidding as the sole module supplier for this Orange project.

The construction of the solar farm will start in 2017 using JA Solar's high efficiency P310W multi-crystalline silicon modules, and is expected to be completed within the same year.

Solar Capital based in Cape Town, is one of the most successful South African PV farm developers. The company was awarded a 90MW solar farm project in the first round of the REIPPP and an 86MW PV farm in the second round.