South Africa to reveal energy projects

1 March 2011

Improvements in the energy infrastructure of South Africa will be made clear during African Utility Week.

The Western Cape region of the country has made significant progress in terms of renewable energy in both the solar and wind sectors.

Claire Volkwyn, project director of the event, said: "The Western Cape is a showcase for renewable energy in South Africa."

Among the areas that will be visited is the Klipheuwel wind energy facility, which has a total capacity of 3.16 MW.

All of the power generation for this site is given straight to the regional distribution network.

South Africa's first concentrated photovoltaic plant is also set to be shown to delegates, with the 60 KW structure providing electricity to the Aquila safari lodge.

This site will be used in the future to educate individuals in the area about solar skills.

The focus of African Utility Week will be on renewable technology.

Category: Energy

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