South African National Parks has put out a request for proposals to replace conventional geysers with solar water heaters and heat pumps in the Kruger National Park.
The park’s technical services GM Blake Schraader told Engineering News Online that three rest camps would initially be retrofitted, while the rest of the international tourist attraction’s camps would be supplied with solar alternatives over the next five years.
He added that the project was expected to start in November and that it would reduce the park’s electricity use significantly.
A compulsory briefing session for all bidders would take place in the park’s Skukuza rest camp on August 6.
Interested parties had until August 20 to submit their proposals.