Johannesburg golf club installs solar/battery hybrid carport solution

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  • The Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club has installed a solar/battery hybrid carport solution at their club.
  • The project was a collaborative effort between Solarise Africa, Hooray Power and Caracal Engineering. 

“Selecting Solarise Africa as our energy partner was a strategic decision driven by their expert approach, proven success, and innovative power purchase model that relieved us of the capital burden associated with outright purchase and future technology requirements,” said Christopher Bentley, CEO of The Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club.

The construction process commenced in October 2023 and the solar carports and battery room were built in record time. “With our solar system now operational, generating around 400Mwh of energy per year, we anticipate substantial savings on our monthly energy bills, coupled with the assurance of a constant energy supply. This venture not only secures our financial interests but also aligns seamlessly with our commitment to environmental sustainability,” Bentley concluded.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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