First solar powered desalination plant launched in South Africa

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Witsand desalination plant

The first highly cost-effective solar powered desalination plant in South Africa will be commissioned by the end of October 2018 at Witsand, Hessequa Municipality, Western Cape. The project was initiated by Prof. Erwin Schwella, Professor of Public Leadership at Stellenbosch and Tilburg Universities with the Municipality of Hessequa. This project is co-funded by the Western Cape Government through the drought … Read More

Hessequa Journey towards renewable energy

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Rapidly increasing electricity prices, significant decreases in the price of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, as well as increasing availability of financing have all combined to create a large demand for viable small scale embedded generation¬†and energy efficiency systems in South Africa. At the same time, over the past few years, municipalities have taken up the challenge to explore … Read More