WesBank announces R60m carport solar-panel project
Over the next 11 months, ageing car ports will be replaced by 7 019 photovoltaic panels
that will be capable of providing 1 806 kWh of energy (at peak) to the building, with a total expected supply of 3 000 000 kWh a year. This would be enough to power the average South African household for nearly 800 years.
Existing measures have saved the campus around 40% in energy consumption, equal to R9m a year. The Fairland campus currently already has a 4-star rating from the GBCSA and includes a number of energy and water saving features.
The second phase is scheduled for completion by September next year, when the campus will switch on its solar grid – and save the group around R3,9m in electricity costs during the first year of operation.