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Traditionally the frequency and intensity of North Africa’s sunlit days has been seen as a handicap, robbing much of the region of agricultural potential. With the development of solar power generation however that high rate of solar insolation is now considered a possible asset, one that could not only solve national power issues but also contribute towards the global movement for cleaner power production and offer local economies a notable boost through trade with energy-hungry Europe.
Rapid investment growth had made SA the ninth-leading destination for clean energy investment among the Group of 20 (G-20) of the world’s developed and emerging economies, after coming in last in 2011. Clean energy investment in SA is likely to remain strong in coming years as the country implements its relatively new renewable energy tender programme, which has initiated 28 projects already.