Could Agri-PV Be Africa’s Next Big Solar Market Trend?

By [email protected] Insiders predict agricultural companies could become major adopters of solar power in Africa as farmers seek to improve the cost and reliability of energy supplies.

According to a report from GreenCape, a nonprofit organization, the market for renewable energy in agriculture last year was worth up to 960 million South African rand ($61 million at today’s rates) in South Africa alone.

One in 10 South African solar installations are in the agricultural sector, the report states, and the market is expected to grow at 10 percent a year.

Frank Spencer, a board member at the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association, said

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