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Southern Africa: JA Solar to supply 86MW Orange Solar project
Nasdaq-listed Chinese solar manufacturer JA Solar announced on 22 February that it had signed an agreement to be the module supplier for the 75MW Orange Solar project in Loeriesfontein, Northern Cape Province, alongside local partners Solar Capital Ltd and Black Enterprise Empowerment. The contract will begin in 2017 when construction of the project is expected to start; work has been delayed by an Eskom grid constraint, according to Solar Capital. The project will connect to a new 22/132kV switching station at Narosies, adjacent to the project, which Eskom will connect via a 6km line to Helios substation where a new 132kV feeder bay will be built.
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