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WATCH: Robben Island gets solar farm and goes green

19 October 2017 5:20 PM
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The island previously relied solely on diesel generators and has transitioned to solar energy, solar expert Dom Wills explains.

Robben Island, one of the world’s top tourist attraction spots, will now generate its power from solar panels.

The island, which previously relied solely on diesel generators, has transitioned to solar energy.

The heritage site is the pilot for the Tourism Department’s plan to roll out solar power to other significant attraction sites.

Government has partnered with SOLA Future Energy for the project and the solar plant will save the island an estimated R5 million every year.

SOLA Future Energy CEO says the solar farm has been built on a hectare of space on the island's old cricket field.

The Island operates entirely off solar for a huge majority of the day.

Dom Wills, CEO of SOLA Future Energy

It's only when there is no solar or nothing stored in the batteries anymore that the diesel generators turn on.

Dom Wills, CEO of SOLA Future Energy

Take a listen to home describe the benefits of going solar:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : WATCH: Robben Island gets solar farm and goes green


19 October 2017 5:20 PM
Tags:
Solar energy
Robben Island
solar plant
SOLA Future Energy

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