SA’s first solar plant unveiled in Ekurhuleni

SAAEA 12 October 2012.

Benoni – The City of Ekurhuleni showed its commitment to promote low carbon technologies when executive mayor, Mondli Gungubele officially unveiled the first and only solar plant in the country in Wattville, outside Benoni, on Friday.
The solar power plant, situated at the environmentally friendly OR Tambo Precinct, produces about 200 kW of electricity through 860 PV (photovoltaic) solar panels on 2,500 m² of land generating enough energy to power about 133 low cost houses.
Gungubele said the solar power is a sign of human care by the City in terms of improving the living conditions of residents. “This solar plant is also signaling greater things to come in our City,” he said…

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