Cape Town settlement goes solar

2013-04-11 17:49
(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Cape Town - More than 2 600 new homes in Joe Slovo settlement in Cape Town will be fitted with solar-powered geysers, the human settlements department announced on Thursday.

The multi-million rand project, which would be funded by the Danish government, was launched by Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale.

"[The households] will receive solar-powered geysers as part of government’s programme to create better living conditions for residents of the former Joe Slovo informal settlement," the department said in a statement.

"The units will be fitted with 2 639 solar geysers at a cost of R18m."

It said the houses had been specifically designed to accommodate the water-heating equipment.

Read more on:    tokyo sexwale  |  cape town  |  solar energy

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