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Kimberley Airport in South Africa’s Northern Cape has become the second airport in the country to use solar powerl

Speaking at the opening ceremony the Minister of Transport, Dipuo Peters, said the move demonstrates the department’s commitment to sustainable development.

In line with the South African government’s developmental imperatives, energy security and diversification of the energy matrix remains a key priority to ensure sustainability of economic activity and demonstrate consideration for the environment

The solar farm is located on 0.7 hectares of land within the airport precinct and uses an 11kV substation as it its main source of supply, which is also located on the airport’s land.