Minister of Economic Opportunities for the Western Cape, Beverley Schäfer, says that the use of solar power is a good step towards sustainability in schools in the province.
The province is committed to growing our green economy, and to transitioning our province, including our schools, away from coal-based, decentralised electricity generation. By investing in technologies that build our resilience as a province, we are future-proofing our schools against rising energy prices.”
The first school that will be supplied with solar power is Protea Heights Academy located in Brackenfell. It is the eighth school in the country to be apart of the Sun Exchange solar project in South Africa.