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CUSTOMISED SOLUTION

The installation of the ground mount Solar PV solution has provided the hatchery the opportunity to improve cost efficiency in the competitive poultry industry of South Africa. The ground installation allowed for the optimisation of both the orientation and inclination, to maximise annual generation. Reducing input costs is the main motivation behind the installation of the Solar PV system. The design of system was done to achieve a close match of daytime consumption with own generation. The implementation of the Solar PV system allows Opti-Chicks the ability to isolate the majority of their daytime electricity and daytime energy usage costs for the next 25 years.

279.18 KWP FACTS

520.68
tonnes of carbon saved annually
8.5
years until return of investment (excluding DTI MCEP grant)
528488
kWh units generated by the system annually
R0.446
cost/kWh unit over 25 years - levelised cost of electricity

PARTNER IN POWER

It was a pleasure to coordinate the project on behalf of NWK. Working with RenEnergy whom was always professional, on time and accurate in the implementation of the project was outstanding!

PIET VAN ZYL, NWK PROJECT MANAGER