KFC’s in the Eastern Cape are going green with solar energy

KFC’s across Port Elizabeth are the latest in a growing list of businesses joining the solar energy revolution with SolarAfrica.

The solar energy solution provides an alternative to owning a solar system, offering fast-food franchises the opportunity to get cleaner energy without paying for the system. With SolarAfrica’s clean energy solution, companies can go green and start saving from day one.

In early October 2017, after a quick three day installation per site, four of KFC’s Port Elizabeth outlets welcomed solar on their premises. Planning and timing was crucial as three of the sites operated 24/7, but with a dedicated team of installation partners and project managers all sites went live seamlessly with minimal down time and uninterrupted store time for customers.

Together, all four solar systems will produce savings of up to R 410 000 over the five year term with projected savings reaching over R 2 200 000 throughout the full term contract. By embracing solar energy, the KFC outlets will positively impact the environment by saving more than 130 tonnes of CO2 each year.

AKM Foods’ Managing Director, Nishid Dosa, believes that it is every business’s responsibly to lessen their carbon footprint and do their bit for the country, “we looked at solar because of the synergy it has with us and our goal to reduce our carbon footprint. Solar also makes business sense in reducing the energy costs at our stores.”

Kobus Van Tonder, African Programme Manager at SolarAfrica is excited about the latest solar installation at the KFC’s and looks forward to the opportunity of advancing the systems at a later stage, “There is certainly capacity to add more panels and up size the systems in the future, by considering alternative options such as carports or vacant land for the solar panels, we’d be able to increase their savings even more!”.

With no capital investment required and significantly reduced energy bills, SolarAfrica continues to provide financed energy solutions for businesses throughout South Africa.

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