South Africa’s first micro-hydropower plant supplying electricity to a rural area has been developed in the village of Kwa-Madiba in the Eastern Cape, powering about 50 households. The department of science and innovation funded the pilot project through the Water Research Commission (WRC), in work led by the University of Pretoria.
Micro-hydropower lights up an Eastern Cape village
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