SolarReserve, a global energy developer with 246MW of solar capacity already on-line in South Africa, has worked with Netcare Limited to roll out commercial sized solar PV rooftop installations at fifteen of its facilities, namely at the Netcare 911 head office in Midrand and fourteen Medicross family medical and dental centers across the country. The sites combined deliver about 720kWp of solar power, with a cumulative production of over 950MWh per year – saving 34,354 tons of CO2 emissions annually.
Energy security, cost savings, and reduced environmental impact
SolarReserve’s alternative clean energy solutions are helping Netcare meet the goals of their environmental sustainability strategy to reduce their carbon footprint and ensure the security of the supply of electricity required by their high-acuity operations, which is critical in delivering the best patient experience. Actively managing their dependency on municipal power during standard tariff periods by securing a portion of their power supply from a clean, renewable power source that they own results in direct and indirect cost savings, reduced environmental impact and better management of risk related to future municipal tariff uncertainty.
“SolarReserve is committed to helping businesses across Africa thrive by offering predictable, long-term energy rates that protect them from rising electricity costs and price volatility,” said Jason Gerber, Project Manager at SolarReserve.
“SolarReserve’s worldwide reach and proven experience in developing solar power projects gives businesses the advantage of a global company with the assurance of a local presence,” added Alistair Jessop, SolarReserve’s Senior Vice President of Development.