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V&A Waterfront now operating on solar power

A solar system has been installed on the rooftop of the V&A Waterfront property, ensuring renewable energy for South Africa’s top tourist destination.

The 7500 square metre rooftop solar electricity system will power several key buildings, with an estimated total output of 1 640 000kWh of clean energy per year.

At present, 900kW have been successfully connected to the grid on six roofs.

“I want to commend the V&A Waterfront, Sustainable Power Solutions and SolarWorld Africa for this initiative, which is one of the largest-scale in the country.

You have helped us to cut down on the emissions driving climate change and you are setting an excellent example for other businesses. We now have one of South Africa’s biggest landmarks, an icon that has contributed over R200 million (€13m) to the national economy, as an ambassador for smart energy practices,” said Alan Winde from the Western Cape Government.

See more at: www.tourismupdate.co.za

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