Suntech Power, the manufacturer of solar products for residential, commercial, industrial and utility applications, has announced the opening of a warehouse in Cape Town, South Africa.
New facility will initially store 500kW of modules and will expand its storage capacity to 1MW later in 2015. Suntech established a full time presence in South Africa in 2014 as part of its expansion efforts in the African Continent.
“The opening of a local warehouse in Cape Town will allow Suntech to increase its sales capacity in South Africa, and in the South African development community, which serves as a free trade zone. We are also eliminating the effort involved in the PV modules shipping and importation procedure, which will help our customers to better plan their project schedules,” said Joey Zheng, regional director of Suntech’s Africa and South Asia markets.
“With a growing number of sales to larger scale projects, we will now be able to assure that all of our customers will have their products within 24 hours after purchase, whereas previously it took 40 days for modules to be delivered.