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Solar power plant at Kimberley Airport is now open

Posted 17 May 2016 · Add Comment

Airports Company South Africa has launched its second solar power plant at Kimberley Airport, demonstrating its strive towards sustainability.

It is the second regional airport in South Africa to be powered by solar energy, and was opened by Minister of Transport, Dipuo Peters.
 
The solar farm covers 0.7 hectares of land, using an 11kV substation as its main supply.
 
Construction started last September, and took 24 weeks to complete, costing R13.5 million (USD864,000).
 
In order to deliver 500 KWp of peak production per year to the airport, it uses photovoltaic 1620 PV panels and 18 inverters.
 
The solar plant forms part of Airports Company South Africa’s plan to install solar farms at all six regional airports.
 
George, Kimberley and Upington Airport’s plants have been completed and commissioned, with Port Elizabeth International Airport, East London Airport and Bram Fischer International Airport still remaining. 
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