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Sunday, 9 October 2016

South Africa gets Africa's first solar powered airport

George Airport in South Africa is not only Africa's first solar powered airport, it is also the second of such in the world after India's Cochin airport. 2000 solar panels provide 750Kw of energy daily which exceeds the 450Kw the airport needs to run its activities.


“Gone are the days when power failures used to a be a big thing for the airport. We no longer have those, said Brenda Voster, Airport Manager.

The solar facility which cost about $1.2 million to build has so far helped airport reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 1,229 tonnes, the equivalent of 103,934 litres of fuel.

Also, there are plans to increase the capacity of the power station by an extra 250 Kw.

“We’re quite excited about us embarking on phase two. Phase two I should say in all probability, will, have the back-up battery facilities where we can then store any solar that we generate through the day that we are not using,” Brenda added. The busy travel hub handles about 700,000 passengers annually.

37 comments:

busolami modupe said...

Choi this is complete madness

livingstone chibuike said...

Nice one

eka said...

Wow!
We need such seriously in Naija with this our over-abundance of solar energy

Fortunatus Ifenna said...

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freeborn bamislam suani ahmad bamislam said...

Eww imaging south Africa of yesterday eww FREEBORN WEPT!
While Terrorist buhari is busy destroying Jonathan good work with lies,scam and propaganda.
THE DOWN FALL OF GIANT OF AFRICA IS INDEED A LIFE TO MANY AFRICANS COUNTRY.
terrorist buhari resign oooo















#sad indeed

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

Congrats to them that's a system that works!


Long Live LIB

okechukwu nnoduechi said...

GOOD TO SEE








AUNTY LINDA 👩

Genevieve Okoroigbo said...

Congrats to them.






says, Genevieve.

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Good

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Congrats to them.



. ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Juliet Iwuno said...

Woooooooow! Linda take note!

Ogenah Boris said...

Nigeria is still sleeping

Uju Phil said...

Wow... They've evolved, while we're still here in recession. All thanks to our evil leaders!

Vivian Reginalds said...

nice
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

christie benjamin said...

Great!

Jamila Shaibu said...

Good one




Post my comment

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Nice one


...merited happiness

alicia williams said...

Freeborn U are product of bad home dat's why you address your leader in bad manner. I wonder if you respect your father at home..for addressing the president that way.

Eleojo Blessing said...

Nice one

Lube-section said...

We're still on grazing reserve

charles obaze said...

That's progress Nigeria won't be able to achieve that in the nearest future its not a curse but fact

Anonymous said...

This is nice. To those saying Nigeria cannot or don't have something like this, it's a lie
There is a service station (Filling station) in lagos that runs on Solar Energy. I know this because I used to work there. It's at Maryland Onigbagbo beside Sheraton hotel. If am not mistaken, it's the first in West Africa. #TotalFillingStation

daniel ubong said...

This is a nice one but the maintenance tempo would need to be very high.

Yusuf Dimas said...

No that's what I'm talking about! Awesome innovation. Naija should diligently harness the abundant solar energy & we'll surpass this... open your eyes & see how a nation should function!

Godwin Brain said...

www.trendngist.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Nigeria can use half of the money recovered from judges to put this is in MMIA.

Alloy Chikezie said...

South Africa takes the lead, other African countries follow...

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Odibe Blessing said...

Nice one sha!!!!hope it's perfect,to avoid stories that touches heart

Divine 4wonders said...

Do u understand English at all

IFIOK AKPAN said...

great

Anonymous said...

In Nigeria my Country, the $1.2 million would hv bn padded to $10 billion

Anonymous said...

That's real good Change not these present failures in Nigeria.

Anonymous said...

You're a bastard, is filling station a national establishment? We are talking national establishments and you're talking of filling station.how much revenue does filling station generate mtcheeew!

Fine gal no pimple said...

If you're not mistaken? And you use to work there? Hian! Oga fear God oh its even Sunday for that matter shooor!

Angie Cape said...

Awesome!

Anonymous said...

They've always been ahead . Anybody who travels overseas and I mean US, Canada and Europe can attest to that.
That's why enlightened people knew Okonjo iweala was manipulating numbers and GEJ's Govt lied abt Nigeria's economic status #FACT. Nigeria produces nothing, does not even generate enough power than Durban SA, has no functional health care, no national airline carrier and decayed infrastructure. So how did they sell the world that #1 lie? Well you can't lie to yourself. The effect is clear now.

*Linda's Future Hubby*

OSINANL said...

NICE ONE!

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