George Airport in South Africa may look like another airport in the world. But what sets it apart, is the use of solar to power its facilities. George airport is the second solar powered airport in the world after Cochin airport in India and the first in Africa.
Located midway between Capetown and Port Elizabeth, the airport operates from its 2,000 solar panels that produce up to 750 Kw a day, surpassing the 450 Kw needed to run the hub. The solar facility cost about $1.2 million to build and so far, the hub has reduced its carbon dioxide emissions by 1,229 tonnes, the equivalent of 103,934 litres of fuel. Also, there are plans to increase the capacity of the power station by an extra 250 Kw.
LoveWorld News reporter Nomava Vuke has more in the video.