Mandela’s famous island set for biogas on-site power plant

South Africa’s Energy Development Institute is in the early stages of plans that could well see the provision of biogas on-site power plant on Robben Island, the notorious place of imprisonment for Nelson Mandela.

Robben Island prison

The SA National Energy Development Institute (Sanedi) is looking at ways to "green" Robben Island in Cape Town and lessen its reliance on diesel.

Sanedi's David Mahume proposed that wind and wave power generators, two concentrated solar power plants and electricity from biogas could generate enough power for the island.

 It was also proposed to install energy-efficient devices in all island buildings.

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