WBHO Building Energy, a construction firm in Southern Africa, has inked two separate module and inverter supply agreements for its 81MW Kathu Solar Facility.
The first agreement was signed with Elettronica Santerno, part of the Italian company Carraro Group. Under the agreement, the company will supply inverters and components to WBHO Building Energy in a deal worth €13 million (US$16.9 million).
The second agreement was signed with JinkoSolar, which will see the company deliver 81MW worth of PV capacity in the form of 344,540 PV modules. These modules will help the plant generate approximately 146GWh of electricity every year.
JinkoSolar will begin shipping the modules in the first quarter of 2013 and all modules will be delivered by the end of 2013.
The inverters and modules will be installed at the 81MW solar park which is currently under construction near Kathu, a mining town in the Gamagara Local Municipality, Northern Cape Province, South Africa.
The project, which was approved under the South African government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement (REIPPP) Programme, is being developed, designed, constructed and commissioned by WBHO Building Energy.
When complete, the project is expected to be one of the largest individual PV plants in South Africa.