FNB announces solar PV roll out to 100 branches in South Africa

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  • FNB is accelerating its commitment to environmental sustainability and operational resilience by installing solar power systems in 100 of its branches across the country.
  • The initiative aims to improve uninterrupted access to services offered in its branches during times of load shedding while mitigating the environmental impact of its operations.
  • The project will commence with branches in Mthatha (Eastern Cape), Bethlehem and Phuthaditjhaba (Free State), as well as Zeerust in the North-West.

The initiative will provide improved uninterrupted access to services offered in its branches during blackouts which plagued the country for up to 10 hours daily.

“Approximately 97 percent of our branches are already equipped with backup power solutions, including Uninterrupted Power Supplies (UPS) and Lithium batteries, to ensure access to services during intermittent loadshedding. However, in keeping with our commitment to have a positive impact on the environment and be more resilient in our operations, it’s necessary to transition to renewable energy sources,” explains chief executive officer at FNB, Jacques Celliers.

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