South Africa has perfect climate conditions for solar thermal power generation. Some of the highest solar radiation in the world is received by the Kalahari Desert.
It has a growing population with increasing energy demand of 5-6% per year and the cost for industrial process heat and steam has significantly increased due to high oil and gas prices.
Potential customers of the area include the mining industry; industrial parks; the food, textile and machinery industry; agriculture and remote settlements.
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