Today, February 2, Ener-G-Africa (EGA) officially unveiled its 15MW per annum women-led solar panel assembly plant in Cape Town, South Africa, the second of its kind in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The company’s statement says the 800m2 plant worth $1.5 million is manufacturing solar panels for use with advanced biomass stoves for the regional African market and overseas exports.
A launch ceremony was organized and attended by Alderman James Vos, a member of the City of Cape Town’s mayoral committee for Economic Growth, and Wrenelle Stander, Ceo of Wesgro.
Andre Moolman, the CEO of EGA noted that the “solar assembly facility was built with a focus on making smaller solar panels to serve low-income households across Sub-Saharan Africa”.
Moolman said that the facility with a maximum capacity of 15MW per annum has created 53 job opportunities and will operate 24 hours a day, five days a week.
In addition, the 20W panels selling at $18 per one will not just be available in the South African market but also it will be distributed to other African countries like Malawi, Angola, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Rwanda.
Moolman described South Africa as the most technologically-capable country in Africa with readily available skills required to run the plant.
Ener-G-Africa (EGA) is an African company founded in Malawi to address the problems of climate change through research, development, and the manufacturing of clean energy products.