29 Nov '11, 12am

Soitec builds solar power plant for UN's climate change event

Soitec has built a concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) power plant next to Durban, South Africa, as the flagship project for the 17th annual Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), being held November 28 to December 9. The 500kW solar-energy facility will power the COP17 conference and will be officially inaugurated by South African President Dr. Jacob. G. Zuma on December 4. Soitec worked with the Department of Water and Environmental Affairs (DEA) of South Africa and the local eThekwini Municipality to build the CPV solar plant, which feeds into the area’s power-supply grid. The CPV plant was constructed in just one month using the combination of Soitec’s international expertise and the local work force. Group Five, an integrated construction services, materials and infrastructure investment group operating in ...

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