Environmental Benefits

Solar power is a clean, renewable energy source. There are many environmental benefits of solar energy, including:

environmental benefits

  • Use of solar generation reduces the reliance on traditional power plants.
  • Does not emit CO2 and other damaging gases into the environment.
  • Solar energy does not consume water during the generation process.
  • Sunshine is plentiful and renewable (will not deplete resources or damage the environment).
  • The project conducted a comprehensive Environmental Impact Assessment, which included public consultation and has received full Environmental Authorisation from the Department of Environmental Affairs.
    The project owners are preparing registration of the project as a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project under the Kyoto Protocol.

Annual CO2 emissions avoided | 82 000 Tonnes

Lifetime CO2 emissions avoided | 1 640 800 Tonnes

Water Savings | 100 000 000 Litres per year

In 2011, the International Energy Agency said that “the development of affordable, inexhaustible and clean solar energy technologies will have huge longer-term benefits. It will increase countries’ energy security through reliance on an indigenous, inexhaustible and mostly import-independent resource, enhance sustainability, reduce pollution, lower the costs of mitigating climate change, and keep fossil fuel prices lower than otherwise”.

Tuesday 17/09/2013

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Monday 09/09/2013

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Majority shareholder, Globeleq is jointly managing the construction of Droogfontein Solar and will play a key role as the management company during operations.