solar power lights up night
The statement was made by Prime Minister Sylvia Lucas of the Northern Cape when he launched the Olifantshoek solar street lamp project on Thursday, May 18.
Lucas also noted that the project should ensure that not only is there light, but that peole can walk safely down the street.
Residents of Olifantshoek gathered to celebrate the official launch of the project, the flagship economic development project for renewable energy investment in South Africa (Reisa).
Olifantshoek is the second beneficiary community of the Reisa solar street light project.
On the busiest roads of olifantshoek, a total of 105 solar street lamps were installed, with little maintenance and no running cost required.
The Dibeng community was the first beneficiary of the programme in 2015, which included the installation of 52 solar street lamps covering more than 2 km kilometres of roads.
The first project was launched in the Dibeng community in 2015, and the first installation benefited 52 solar street lamps covering more than 2 km kilometers.
The initiative aims to improve community security and security, and
About 253 residents and using eco-friendly solar energy-
The launch of the project follows a proposal by the mayor of gamelo city, Dineo Moyo, which aims to reduce crime and road accidents and improve people\'s livelihood
As a member of the entire community
\"The project has the potential to change the landscape of the town.
At a deeper level, it adds to our collective commitment to make this province a safe and prosperous province, \"Lucas said at a press conference.
Sizile Mabaso, Chief community operations officer, Reisa stressed that Reisa\'s thoughtful strategy is to work with local authorities and stakeholders to ensure that REISA\'s interventions are aligned with local priorities.
The project provides business support and guidance to local enterprises.
Through these projects, the company is able to further develop trade in the solar industry, particularly solar street lamps.
\"Through our enterprise development program, Reisa\'s goal is to create sustainable economic and employment opportunities for the orrivantehuk, dibeng, Tinton, and KATU communities to achieve greater economic independence, \"Ma Basso said.
Lucas thanked REISA for expressing her hope that the project will establish a long-term positive relationship with many other projects they have already started in the northern province.