Solar PV solutions are now a part of Barloworld Power product offerings.
Energy efficient vehicles, low emission plants and equipment, best supply chain-management, responsible waste management and water conservation are just a few of the processes integral to Barloworld’s operations – and sustainability is core to all of them. This commitment to environmental sustainability was proven when Barloworld recently launched a high performance photovoltaic (PV) solar energy solution at its Barloworld Equipment premises in Isando.
This solution is anticipated to reduce Barloworld’s impact on the environment, and improve the group’s efficiency and consumption patterns. Chris Whitaker, Barloworld’s Group Executive for Sustainability, says this is a huge step towards Barloworld’s efforts to go green. “You want your business to be relevant to society, you want it to address societal needs but more importantly, it must make a concerted effort to preserve our natural resources for future generations to enjoy,” says Whitaker.
A 300 kWp rooftop solar panel installation was fitted on the roof of the Barloworld Equipment building in Isando. The installation will produce 47 237kWh of renewable power per month, providing an estimated R793 590 saving on the energy bill annually. It will also reduce carbon emissions by 594 tonnes, every year.