- Published: Wednesday, 12 October 2016 10:03
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South Africa has three regional airports powered by solar energy the first on the continent and three more solar-powered airports are planned in larger cities as the country moves to expand renewable energy use. The solar-run airport at George, launched in September 2015, was Africa’s first and the second in the world after Cochin Airport in Southern India, AFP reported. Two other solar-run airport power stations have since been launched one in May at Kimberly, South Africa’s diamond capital, and a third one in July at Upington Airport near the Namibian border, according to Traveller24. Upington was recently named Best Airport in Africa with less than 2 million passengers per year by the Airports Council International.