The Minister of Transport, Dipuo Peters, unveiled a solar plant at Upington International Airport in the Northern Cape earlier this morning. According to Jabulani Khambule, General Manager of regional airports, the solar powered airports will contribute to energy conservation within the Northern cape region.
This Upington International Airport Solar Plant is the second of its kind in the Northern Cape Province. In total there are three solar powered airports in South Africa. “The costs of the project has amounted to R12. 2 million. It will help to reduce the community’s dependence on electricity. The projects has created 32 employment opportunities” says Khambule .