South Korea-based Hanwha SolarOne formed a 155 MW solar module supply agreement with Cobra, Gransolar and Kensani.
Hanwha SolarOne will distribute its solar energy modules to South Africa's Letsatsi and Lesedi Projects, which were selected by the South Africa Department of Energy in the first round of bids under the South Africa Renewable Energy Program.
South Africa is situated for a bright future in solar, with its low population density and annual 2,500 hours of sunshine. It allows Hanwha SolarOne's 155 MW solar modules to generate enough clean energy for 268,000 families in the country.
By contributing 75 MW to each of the Letsatsi and Lesedi Projects, Hanwha SolarOne in collaboration with Cobra, Gransolar and Kensan will help the coal-dependent South Africa reduce carbon emissions and meet its commitment to developing 8,400 MW of solar PV energy by 2030. The delivery of the solar modules is expected to be completed by the end of June 2013.