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South Africa turning to solar energy technology

The country is increasingly turning to renewable energy source

SA to sell sunshine to potential investors,  Times LIVE, Sep 16, 2010 By Reuters South Africa will test investor appetite for a solar park that could generate 5000 megawatts of power, according to the government.

Initial projections showed the park would cost about R150-billion and construction could start in 2012, depending on investor response, government spokesman Themba Maseko told journalists yesterday.

A feasibility study by the department of energy and the US-based Clinton Climate Initiative, had identified Upington in the semi-arid Northern Cape as a potential site.

The country is increasingly turning to renewable energy sources to help plug the chronic power shortage and decrease dependence on coal-fired power stations that currently provide most of the country’s electricity.

SA to sell sunshine to potential investors – Times LIVE

September 17, 2010 - Posted by | renewable, South Africa | ,

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