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Solar Win in Coal’s Back Yard Shows Cheap Way to Beat Blackouts

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Near a massive iron ore mine in the Northern Cape, almost 320,000 photovoltaic panels mounted to track the sun cover the rust-colored earth. Spanish developer Acciona SA built the 94-megawatt Sishen solar project in about 16 months under some of the strongest sunshine in the country.

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