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South Africa Unveils Its First Solar Plant SOLAR ENERGY NEWS | NOVEMBER 9, 2012 BY JOHN


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Ruth
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CONGRATS TO SOUTH AFRICA, GOOD START IN SOLAR! "The 200 kW solar power plant is at the environment-friendly OR Tambo Precinct and generates electricity through 860 PV panels installed on 2,500 square meters... delivering power to"133homes. PLS NOTE,COM.



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Ruth R. (219)
Monday January 7, 2013, 9:08 pm
PLEASE MAY MEN, WOMEN, AND CHILDREN KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK ON SOLAR!
Below is the article:
"South Africa Unveils Its First Solar Plant
SOLAR ENERGY NEWS | NOVEMBER 9, 2012 BY JOHN"
"South Africa delivered on its promise of going green as the mayor of Ekurhuleni City unveiled its PV power plant—the first in the nation—in the township of Wattville.
The 200 kW solar power plant is at the environment-friendly OR Tambo Precinct and generates electricity through 860 PV panels installed on 2,500 square meters of land, delivering power to around 133 houses.
The renewable energy project is in line with the city’s Energy Strategy that promotes green power to sustain the city’s energy needs.
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“This technology is the future in terms of saving the consumption of electricity, taking advantage of the sun as well as keeping our planet green and healthy, which has healthy benefits to us as well,” said Mondli Gungubele, mayor of Ekurhuleni.
“This will go a long way in relieving the surging costs of electricity for the poor,” he added.
The power plant utilizes unique techniques like rammed earth, straw bale and cob wall construction, green roof technology, and thermal mass earth flooring, with PV panels that can generate electricity even during cloudy weather. The energy produced will be connected to the municipal power grid using 18 inverters and one combiner unit.
“We are envisaging connecting a 300 m cable from the combiner unit, laid into a cable trench to an existing power grid via 380 V kiosk,” said project director Tshilidzi Thenga, adding that a 25-meter high mast pole with six LED spot lights and separate PV panels will serve as security lighting to deter thieves at night.
Proper operation and maintenance of the solar power plant is done by simple manual cleaning of the panels, removing rainwater and dust. The panels are expected to last 20 to 25 years with correct care and maintenance."
 

Ruth R. (219)
Monday January 7, 2013, 9:09 pm
Thank you for doing this solar project.
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (385)
Monday January 7, 2013, 10:46 pm
Noted. Good project!
 

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 3:52 am
noted, thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 4:46 am
noted,thanks
 

John S. (304)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 5:37 am
Thanks, noted.
 

Jane H. (135)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 7:44 am
noted great news! GO SOLAR!
 

Michael Kirkby (85)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 9:52 am
Posted
 

linda b. (190)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 1:49 pm
Kudos to South Africa, thanks Ruth.
 

Melania Padilla (179)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 2:04 pm
good news, thanks!
 

Suheyla C. (229)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 3:14 pm
Thanks, noted.
 

Natalie V. (27)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 3:30 pm
noted
 

. (0)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 7:57 am
Noted.
 

. (0)
Monday January 14, 2013, 10:53 am
Good going S. Africa
 
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