Ready to rise with the sun - South Africa's first solar airport launches
The first South African solar-powered airport has been launched in George.
According to eNCA the R16 million airport will generated 750kw in its first phase.
“South Africa has a high level of Renewable Energy potential and presently has in place a target of generating 42% of its power needs through Renewable Energy sources by 2030,” Transport Minister Dipuo Peters said at the launch.
“The new solar-powered airport will rely on cost-effective, renewable sources to generate energy, and simultaneously support South Africa’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets,” said Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa.