Exosun, aprovider of solar tracking technologies for utility scale ground-mounted solar plants, expands its international presence with the opening of a subsidiary in Cape Town. Exosun South Africa (Pty) Ltd’s local team will provide sales, engineering support, as well as training on installation and O&M of its products. The company is also committed to manufacture its trackers along with the South African policy.
After successfully deploying 230 MW of solar tracking systems in Europe and America, Exosun is now entering the South African market which is booming thanks to the country’s rapid economic development and increased electricity needs. In order to regulate and accelerate private investment in renewable energy, the South African government launched the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program in 2011 centered around RFP rounds.
“By establishing a subsidiary in Cape Town, we are able to optimally serve our customers based in South Africa with top-notch tracking systems and services adapted to their specific needs”, declares Paula Korkie, Exosun’s Business Development Manager in South Africa. “We are also developing partnerships with South African manufacturers to ensure high quality local production and reduce transportation costs.”
“In this region with high solar irradiation levels, there is a significant market for solar trackers and it was important for us to build our presence here. We are confident that our technology, scalable and adaptable to all project and land types, will answer the needs of local and international PV plant developers, owners and operators in South Africa and the surrounding countries,” comments Frédéric Conchy, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Exosun.