Seraphim opens 300 MW solar plant in South Africa
Jiangsu Seraphim Solar System Co. Ltd., a global solar product manufacturer, has announced the inauguration of its new PV module manufacturing factory in East London IDZ, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
This new 300 MW factory, developed as a joint venture between Seraphim, ILB Helios Southern Africa and Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa, utilizes the latest fully-automated production technology. The USD $14 million module assembly plant is currently in trial production, ramping up to full production in September.
"This isn't Seraphim's first overseas facility, but it signifies a critical milestone. Our South African initiative is symbolic of our commitment to global customers seeking reliable Tier-1 capacity to support their project pipeline," said Polaris Li, General Manager of Seraphim. "We firmly believe in the bright future of South Africa and the entire continent."
"Our manufacturing operation in East London has added value and momentum to downstream installations in South Africa. And, we've been an active part of the South African PV industry since 2014," commented David Núñez Blundell, co-founder of Seraphim Southern Africa. "We're excited about the capacity increase and the innovation brought to South Africa by Seraphim."