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Thu Jul 28 20:23:49 SAST 2016

Ready to rise with the sun - South Africa's first solar airport launches

Times LIVE | 28 February, 2016 09:53
Dipuo Peters at the George airport.
Image by: Transport Department via Twitter

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.

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