SMA Equips Solar Unit to Help Power South Africa Chrome Ore Mine

SMA Solar Technology AG (S92), Germany’s biggest solar company by market value, installed 63 inverters and an intelligent steering system for a 1-megawatt unit to help power a South African mine run by Cronimet Chrome Mining SA Ltd.

The plant has 4,200 photovoltaic panels to back up diesel generators at the mine, SMA said today in an e-mailed statement.

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