"Self-sufficiency does not mean 'going back' to the acceptance of a lower standard of living. On the contrary, it is the striving for a higher standard of living, for food that is organically grown and good, for the good life in pleasant surroundings... and for the satisfaction that comes from doing difficult and intricate jobs well and successfully." John Seymour ~ Self Sufficiency 2003

Friday, 15 November 2013

South Africa's first solar plant goes online

Whooo Hooooooooooo!!
Photo source: Scatec Solar
South Africa's first solar plant goes online
Photo source: Scatec Solar
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[Thanks, RSon, for the link :) ]

12 comments:

  1. Wonderful~I'm so glad to see places that are progressive, rather than stuck in the "fossil fuel" era like here in the US.

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    1. Sue - I'm amazed, too - the news has been full of our Government's support of fracking and the lifting of the moratorium. This is good news indeed :)

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  2. WOW! I was just showing this to 2nd Man and I said in a pleading voice, "WHY DON'T WE DO STUFF LIKE THIS HERE IN THE STATES???" He just looked at me and said "you know the answer to that, petroleum runs everything here". Sad but true. How neat is that plant? Oh to have those all over the United States....

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    1. 1st Man - S'true - the US of A is certainly fixiated on guzzling gas...

      But - give the powers that be a chance... ;)

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  3. There's a big solar field in Tennessee, but I don't know much more than that about it.

    Years ago, when I moved here, I checked really carefully before I bought my land to be sure there were no nuclear plants nearby. Then, a few years back, I was talking to my brother and he told me they had built two of them upwind of me. I thought he was kidding and looked it up on the internet, sure enough, there they were! >:(

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    1. Harry - I fee your pain. With all the solar farms planned here, the reality is that they are planning a(nother) nuclear plant roughly 110kms from us... (http://www.savebantamsklip.org/petition/petition.php)

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  4. Excellent! Veevaa South Africa!

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  5. Congratulations!
    And I have to say in response to the comments about the US, huge solar arrays are popping up like mushrooms all over my area - I can think of two within 5 miles of me. And I live in MA - a state not known for consistent sunshine.

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    1. Quinn - Now they know - thanks for enlightening your fellow countrymen / women... :)

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