Only one year after the world’s first ever solar-powered airport was opened in India, South Africa opened the gates to the continent’s first solar-powered airport in the Western Cape in February. It’s the first of a total of nine planned airports run by Airports Company South Africa. At the moment 40% of the airport’s electricity needs are covered by the photo-voltaic panels, but the goal is for it to be totally independent of the national grid. Read more about it on Quartz.

Solar-powered innovation is thriving all over the African continent, as some of my previous blogposts have shown. I wonder what’s next. Any ideas?

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