In South Africa has been set sail or about to set sail of the six solar airports, not only changed the energy problem in South Africa, will lead the continent to the bright road.
In a wasteland in South Africa, there is a solar power station, a new airport is located near it. Surrounded by acres of vast fields. South Africa has not only more than 2,500 hours of sunshine time each year, but also a wide flat land, operators South Africa Airport Company (ACSA) is a good use of the local rich resources for their own to create a good environment to solve the problem of energy shortages. In the past few years, the South African airport company has built three solar airports in the country, of which George Airport is the first on the African continent to use solar-powered airport.
South Africa George Airport is the continent's first solar airport, India's Cochin Airport is the world's first pure solar power supply airport.
The George Airport project is funded by a total of $ 23,700,000 for the International Partner Alliance, which is responsible for project implementation. Former US President Barack Obama had hoped to improve Africa's electricity situation.
Thanks to the opening of the solar power station, it helped solve 45% of the demand for electricity from George Airport.
At the end of this year there will be more than three solar airports seated in South Africa, while the use of renewable energy not only to South Africa airport embarked on a green road, but also a good way to alleviate the energy shortage in South Africa. South Africa's electricity mainly to thermal power, was the world's four largest electricity tariffs one of the countries. With the rapid development of South Africa's economy, the electricity market in short supply led to frequent national electricity shortage, in 2008 broke out the power crisis. Severe power shortages constrain the economic development of many African countries, including South Africa.
The George Solar Airport is a dual energy airport that Africa has built heavily in recent years. The solar power station that supplies electricity to the airport will realize all the electricity demand in the airport in 2018
South African airport companies have pledged to reduce the use of the South African power grid by 50%. As the solar power station recently provided electricity to meet the airport 45% of the electricity, the remaining 55% of the electricity provided by the national grid. Senzeni Ndebele, senior manager of corporate affairs at South African Airport, said the company's long-distance plan for solar power could achieve its own goal of self-sufficiency in the future. We plan to complete the energy greening of all airports by 2025, to achieve the goal of carbon neutrality, that is, to zero the greenhouse gas emissions.
Energy analyst and quantum electrodynamics program instructor Dirk de Vos said that because of the establishment of a large number of solar power plants, the use of renewable energy sources in the national grid has also greatly alleviated the pressure on the country's energy shortage, rich solar energy resources to South Africa to become the darling of the world The
A large collector of solar power plants.
However, state-owned power company Eskom has postponed the signing of a cooperation program for the purchase of renewable energy from private companies. They say the price of renewable energy is too high, even if the company believes that the future of renewable energy will become part of the national grid. Although the price is high but there are already small-scale business units began to use the national well-developed solar energy industry resources, such as airports and shopping malls, they are installed on top of the commercial building solar panels, although the solar energy ecosystem and technology base is still being tested But the results of the operation of the PV quite successful. The future of solar energy in South Africa will be systematic, and the reduction in the threshold for solar energy use can reduce their reliance on the grid and achieve self-sufficiency.
Rwanda's new solar plant agreement signed a year after the completion of all construction projects, the African land to install a total of 28,360 photovoltaic panels, South Africa's power generation capacity increased by 6%.
De Vos believes that solar energy will become a competitive and cheap alternative to South Africa Electric, and future electrification may disappear in South Africa. South Africa is now in the early stages of the solar revolution.
Located in the middle of Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, George Airport has a 200 square meter large solar power station, recently to the airport to provide 750 kilowatts of electricity. Kimberley Airport is located in the capital of the Northern Cape, in May 2016 began operating its 1.7-acre solar power plant, late George Airport for a month.
South Africa six solar air distribution location
And then go north, Ampun Dayton solar power station in June 2016 began to use, the airport each year to provide 1 million kilowatt hours of electricity. Elizabeth International Airport, Bram - Fischer International Airport and East London Airport solar power plant preparatory work is also ongoing, will be in this year's October, November, December release their photovoltaic system. The goal of the South African Airport Company was to become the most popular partner in the world to pursue sustainable airport management operations by 2025.
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