First private solar plant to feed into Cape Town
by C Haw, SOLA Future Energy
Electricity+Control, September 2014 – pages 24 - 25
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The 1,2 MW Black River Park Solar Project in Cape Town has broken new ground in becoming the largest integrated PV plant in Africa and the first to legally transmit electricity back into the City of Cape Town’s electrical distribution network.
The 74 000 m2 office park in Observatory, home to in excess of a hundred various companies, is leading the way in sustainable commercial real estate as the solar system forms part of a multi-faceted approach to reducing its carbon footprint and becoming more self-reliant and efficient.
The goal is that Black River Park becomes the first choice office park for tenants who are striving to operate businesses that are environmentally aware. The solar installation contributes significantly towards many other greening initiatives on site, such as the car-pooling network, a reverse osmosis plant for landscaping irrigation, and on site sorting for recycling.
- The 1,2 MW Black River Park Solar Project is the largest roof-mounted integrated PV plant in Africa.
- The project is the first to legally transmit electricity back into the City of Cape Town’s electrical distribution network.
- Black River Park Solar Project leads the way in sustainable commercial real estate.