Solar PV to South African Rural Areas

South Africa will provide electricity to at least 30,000 households in rural areas, thanks to a German government grant agreed upon in Pretoria recently.

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – May 13, 2002 [] Under the plan, the German government will provide €15.8 million (US$14.36 million) to South Africa for developing solar PV home systems. Households, schools and clinics in the Eastern Cape Province and North West Province will have access to electricity through the plan. Government officials said the funds will provide electricity to the “poorest of the poor” over the next 2 to 5 years.
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