The Renewable Energy Festival will take place in Cape Town to coincide with Earth Hour 2015 celebrations on 28 March. The festival, which is free to the public, will be located at the Green Point Cricket Oval from 11:30 to 22:00 and culminates in the Earth Hour event from 20:30 to 21:30, featuring unplugged live music and short films powered by cyclists peddling bicycles to generate electricity.
The festival will give the public practical actions to take in order to support greater uptake of renewable energy: information about renewable energy solutions for homes and businesses; how to reduce your carbon footprint; signing up with the One Million Climate Jobs campaign; and information on how to engage with government to make sure that our rights to a safe, energy future are secured.
The festival features a line-up of musicians including Johnny Clegg, Hot Water, Jesse Clegg, Gang of Instrumentals, Wood Works, Me & Mr Brown, Afro Tropica and comedian Siv Ngesi, with Katlego Maboe from Expresso as MC.
There will also be a food and craft market, educational seminars and debates, and interactive exhibitions showcasing innovative renewable energy technologies and projects.
At the festival, the City’s Residential Solar Water Heater (SWH) Programme will be showcased, where residents can speak directly to accredited SWH service providers. The programme makes it easier and more affordable for residents with electric geysers to switch to renewable energy.