MEC Winde switches on solar system at V&A Waterfront

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The Western Cape’s minister of economic opportunities, Alan Winde, officially switched on the 1.4MW solar system at Cape Town’s iconic V&A Waterfront. This first phase has already started to generate 900kW and the full system is expected to reach completion in early 2016.

According to MEC Winde, this project highlights the focus on the Western Cape’s green economy and renewable power industry, as well as the competitive advantages that the region has to offer potential investors.

“In the Western Cape, we have set ourselves the goal of becoming the greenest region in South Africa. Securing reliable, affordable energy is a key focus area for the Western Cape Government.

“In fact, it is one of our game-changers and is being driven by a special unit in the Premier’s office. At municipal level, we’re looking at including solar PV as part of the energy mix,” Winde said.

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