The time has come to kick off South Africa’s first solar co-operative in style.. and everyone is invited!
The Sun Exchange is a new social enterprise in Cape Town, which aims to deliver renewable energy through community crowd-lending.
They are pioneering this disruptive economic model because:
They are developing a 10kW solar PV plant to power the Stellenbosch Waldorf School and are opening up the project to be funded by the teachers at the school, the parents of the pupils and even the children themselves, so that they will collectively profit from the solar electricity the system generates. The most important aspect of this particular project is the educational benefits; it demonstrates to the next generation that solar power works, and, through their financial participation demonstrates the importance of saving money and the value of electricity.
This is a celebration of revolutionary technology and community power in action. Live music, film, dance, learning, sunset cinema, delicious & healthy food… you like it, we got it!
There will be food vendors on-site, though we are highly encouraging everyone to bring personal picnic supplies and warm blankets to keep the chills away as the night draws in.
Needless to say, the whole event is 100% renewable energy powered.
The Sun Exchange is teaming up with many other local organisations and artists who share their determination to make the world a better place. Clean energy, electric transport, decentralised digital currency, sustainable agriculture… all here, for you.