Transport Minister, Dipuo Peters said the initiative shows the government’s commitment towards building a low-carbon and resource efficient economy and society.

Environmental Affairs Minister, Edna Molewa congratulated the Department of Transport on the success of the project:

The new solar-powered airport will rely on cost-effective, renewable sources to generate energy, and simultaneously support South Africa’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets.

The launch of this poses hope for the rest of the continent as Africa receives more sunlight than any other region in the world, which makes solar energy key resource in the continent’s development agenda.

Go, George!