TOM BURKE SOLAR PROJECT

 

/Community alerts/Francina Nkosi/Lephalale/31/12/2018, 9:57 PM]

Tom burke is “ENEL GREEN POWER” solar project located in Seleka under Lephalale Municipality in Limpopo. Started in 2014 ,It is 66MW capacity project that  feeds  122 GWh into the National Grid, supplying electricity to nine villages .

Lephalale is very rich in Coal and is a very hot place through out the year . We need more Solar projects to avoid Climate change impacts and future risks in Coal mining communities. Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) it focuses more on coal and less on renewable energy, which is cheaper and good for communities health meanwhile Intergovernmental Panel on climate change(IPCC) is not followed.

By Francina Nkosi

WWAO