Northern Cape residents were given great relief, which would keep loadshedding at bay. While Eskom is struggling to make even more debt with loans so that it can remain standing, the residents have erected a solar farm near Kathu in the Northern Cape that can deliver an average electric power of 100 MW, which will last about 179,000 households continuously provided.
The system, which is the largest solar farm in the country, and covers an area of 600 hectares, has a total of 384,000 large panels and can provide continuous power as the system is different from any other solar farm, because power are stored in large set of batteries to ensure power is available on rainy or cloudy days.
Cedric Faye, the Chief Executive Officer of the solar farm says the power is saved to use later as needed.
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