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21 July 2017 18:38 (South Africa)

Solar Park proposed for Upington

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Energy minister Dipuo Peters has announced that South Africa will be seeking billions of dollars in investment to build a solar power park in Upington. The proposed park will provide 5,000 megawatts of electricity, which will then be sold on to the national grid. The department of energy, together with the Clinton Climate initiative, will host a conference in Upington in late October to try to attract investors to the project.  Read more: Sapa-AFP, via TimesLive

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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