Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA), a bottling partner to the Coca-Cola parent company, manufactures, packages, merchandises and distributes the world-renowned branded beverages to the organization’s vast network of vending partners. Worldwide, the organization is committed to sustainable practices and monitors its environmental impact closely.
In 2018, CCBSA embarked on a process of installing solar systems at its 11 bottling plants across South Africa, through a competitive solar EPC firm. However, after commencing work on four sites none of which had reached practical completion, the EPC supplier exited the agreement.
NSE was onboarded to this project to complete the four brownfields sites and install the seven greenfields sites from scratch. All eleven sites are rooftop developments, with grid-tied connections. Certain sites have generator integration. All of these sites have been successfully completed.
The Devki Group of companies services the building trade in Kenya, providing various construction materials, including steel, cement, paving blocks, roofing sheets and more. NSE installed a portfolio of solar systems at four of the company’s premises, with a total capacity of 3.8MWp, enabling the organisation to benefit from renewable energy.
Production Capability: 4,940,000 kWh across 4 sites
Location: 2 sites in Athi River, Kenya and 2 sites in Luekenya, Kenya
A Commercial Fruit Farm in the Witzenberg Valley, Die Eike needed to supplement their energy requirement due to limited availability in the region. In phase 1 we provided them a 702KWp Solar PV plant with reticulation.
As a part of the greater proposal to extend the grid-tied PV solar energy system already installed, an expanded plant was proposed for Die Eike farm. The soler systems voltage was stepped up to medium voltage (MV). The same size as phase 1, phase 2 is located on the east side of the farm. Further, phase 2 has the same orientation.
A shopping mall situated in Pretoria, South Africa, the site required a renewable energy system to reduce grid consumption and carbon emissions during the daytime. N.S.E. provided a full EPC/development service implementing a complete grid-tied solar solution. The site now supplements +20% of it’s total demand through solar with an ongoing O&M contract ensuring continuous system performance and optimization.
Nestled in the foot of the Magalies Mountains in Krugersdorp, South Africa, Silverstar casino and entertainment centre is the playground of choice for people seeking an easy-going entertainment destination with a restaurant offering that leaves no craving unsatisfied. The complex features a dazzling casino, live entertainment theatre, outdoor piazza complete with a big screen, cinema complex, ten-pin bowling alley, Laser Tag centre, health spa and games arcade. Open seven days a week, the complex needs continuous energy to ensure smooth operations of its various offerings.
New Southern Energy has now completed a a grid-tied solar system in three phases. Phase 1 (rooftop): 500,5 kWp, Phase 2 (ground mount): 540 kWp, Phase 3 (solar carport): 1066 kWp.
ANB Investments Portfolio (Indigo Fruits) run various fruit farms and processing facilities across the Mpumulanga and Limpopo provinces in South Africa. These include the BBI fruit packhouse in Hoedspruit, the Twypack fruit packing facility in the Mbombela area, the Du Roi Laboratory in Letsitele and Naranja fruit packing facility in the Burgersfort Lydenburg area. Across all of these facilities, energy is needed for cooling and processing equipment. New Southern Energy installed a combination of rooftop and ground-mounted systems to reduce grid reliance and lower energy costs, which will contribute to ensuring that the quality of the fruit is maintained.
New Southern Energy developed and built a solar system for Howbill fruit farm, in the Koue Bokkeveld region of the Western Cape, in South Africa.
For Phase 1 of the project, NSE designed a 1.135 Megawatt Single Axis Solar PV Tracker system, which is intended to reduce their electricity bill utilizing the sun’s energy. The PV Tables rotate on a single-axis tracking system, using slew drive motors and a central torque tube, tracking the sun from east to west, resulting in a substantial increase of energy produced. The integration of this technology means that the system generates more energy than a fixed PV system. The design also provides for Diesel and solar co-generation and soft load transfer.
The system has already produced in excess of 103 MW of power, which is consumed directly. Phase 2 and Phase 3 are work in progress.
Intended to reduce the electricity consumption bill of the premises by utilising the available sun energy, this 1.1088 MWp grid tied solar system was installed at The Nicolway Mall, in Bryanston. The system consists of 2772 x 400Wp Canadian Solar PV modules and 33 x 27 kW Solaredge inverters. The performance of the system will be continuously monitored by New Southern Energy’s O&M department, and data will be easily accessible through an online portal.
Gogo Fruits operate a fresh produce packing facility in Mable Hall, Limpopo, South Africa where energy is needed to run cooling and processing equipment. New Southern Energy developed a rooftop solar plant to add renewable power capacity to the facility, to reduce electricity costs and to help ensure uninterrupted operations.
Golden Arrow is a transport bus service depot with ample underutilized roof space in Cape Town. The roof space available made this a great site for a grid-tied solution whereby the client is able to feed back to the grid. As a result of this, council granted the client permission to erect the plant and registered them on a new grid-feed tariff for small scale embedded generators.