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South African Students Get Solar-Powered Computer Lab Donated to School

Dana Sanchez | AFK Insider   in  · ·
February 3, 2015

A solar-powered computer lab housed in a shipping container is giving some school children in KwaZulu-Natal their first exposure to computers while helping to address the country’s shortage of electrical infrastructure, building infrastructure and access to technology, according to ITWeb and SABC reports.
As South Africa’s power grid comes under increasing pressure, more solar-powered projects are coming online. The country’s Department of Energy has targeted 3 million South African households to be powered by solar energy by 2030 as alternative sources add to the national power grid, ITWeb reports.
A total of 47 projects have been awarded 20-year contracts in the 100-billion-rand Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme.
Umhloti Primary School in Verulam received the donation of…

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