In line with new socio-economic requirements by the South African government’s renewable energy program, Spanish inverter manufacturer, GPTech has set up a production line in South Africa with local company RWW Engineering . The production line is in compliance with local content requirements.
RWW Engineering is an established engineering company in South specialising in the design and manufacture of electrical equipment and turnkey projects. They will be responsible for assembling the line, GPTech said in a press release. The commercial alliance will guarantee an after-sales service in the region, PV plant maintenance programs, a fast spare parts service and other engineering skills.
The Spanish company’s order book exceeds 400 MW and includes 200 MW in South Africa, which applies local content requirements to solar projects as well as broad-based black economic empowerment standards in its labour integration framework.
GPTech has been present in South Africa’s PV sector since 2013 and expects to sell its products and services in most countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Author: Bryan Groenendaal