Signet Terrace Shopping Centre in Lenasia, Johannesburg boasts a 975.7kWp rooftop solar PV system

  • The system will offset 29% of the shopping centre’s energy demand and is expected to generate 136MWh of clean energy annually, with an estimated R53m in savings over the contract period.

“We are thrilled to unveil the Signet Terrace Shopping Centre solar power plant, a testament to our commitment to sustainability and responsible business practices. This installation allows us to generate a substantial portion of our electricity needs through renewable energy sources, significantly reducing our carbon footprint while ensuring long-term cost savings,” said Kavi Naidoo, Spokesperson for Signet Terrace Shopping Centre

As part of the focus on green energy, the solar installation also includes a 22kW Enelion Vertica EV Charger that powers two EV charging bays. “We are proud to introduce EV charging bays powered by our solar installation. This addition demonstrates our commitment to sustainable transportation options and provides a convenient solution for electric vehicle owners visiting our shopping centre,” added Naidoo.

Solarise Africa together with Nuvo Energy Africa and One Stop Solar partnered in constructing and commissioning of the system.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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