Solar PV contribution to Africa’s national energy mix will increase. But large PV plants often underperform relative to predicted electricity generation and under performance has a significant impact on financial returns. Not all modules/systems perform well over time. Given that the PV industry is relatively new in South Africa, and focus on quality is lagging compared to more developed markets, how can we contribute to long term reliability of PV plants to ensure security of supply and reduce the investment risk?

Check out Lawrence Pratt’s presentation at a recent REGlobal conference on Solar Power in Africa to know more