Environmental Benefits

Solar power is a clean, renewable electrical energy source. There are many environmental benefits of solar energy, including:

environmental benefits

  • Use of solar generation reduces the reliance on traditional power plants.
  • Does not emit CO2 and other damaging gases into the environment.
  • Solar energy does not consume water during the generation process.
  • Sunshine is plentiful and renewable (will not deplete resources or damage the environment).
  • The project conducted a comprehensive Environmental Impact Assessment, which included public consultation and has received full Environmental Authorisation from the Department of Environmental Affairs.
    The project owners are preparing registration of the project as a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project under the Kyoto Protocol.

Annual CO2 emissions avoided | 82 000 Tonnes

Lifetime CO2 emissions avoided | 1 640 800 Tonnes

Water Savings | 100 000 000 Litres per year

In 2011, the International Energy Agency said that “the development of affordable, inexhaustible and clean solar energy technologies will have huge longer-term benefits. It will increase countries’ energy security through reliance on an indigenous, inexhaustible and mostly import-independent resource, enhance sustainability, reduce pollution, lower the costs of mitigating climate change, and keep fossil fuel prices lower than otherwise”.

Majority shareholder, Globeleq is jointly managing the construction of De Aar Solar Power and will play a key role as the management company during operations.