The ongoing economic growth in South Africa has led to a steadily rising energy demand. Energy shortages can easily hinder economic development. The potential for solar energy through photovoltaic plants is of great importance for Africa.
Solar energy through PV provides sustainable energy and is at the same time a job creator.
In 2013/2014, DEG - Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH supported this project with funding from the program "Climate Partnerships with the Private Sector" of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.
6 PV training facilities, installed by SUNfarming on the site of the NWU University, can be permanently used for practical PV trainings.
More than 2500 participants were successfully taught the basics of photovoltaics until 2019 at the Solar Training Center.
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