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Solar Wheeling Initiative Gains Momentum in Cape Town

Published September 22, 2023
9 months ago

Cape Town takes a big turn towards sustainability as it prepares to host one of South Africa’s largest rooftop solar wheeling projects. The project—a novel JV development between Redefine Properties Limited and VDMV Property Holdings—highlights the City’s commitment to climate change mitigation and sustainable energy practices.

The project is set to adopt the 5.5MW rooftop solar wheeling method, in line with Cape Town's environmental objectives. Its completion will bolster the City's energy conservation measures, making it possible for commercial establishments to feed electricity back into the City's grid. With a redirected 8.8 million kWh to the national grid annually, the R86 million project is predicted to save around 9,394 tonnes of carbon emissions.

The project will grace the roof of the Brackengate 2 Business Park, where the R300 blends with Bottelary Road, adjacent to Stikland and Brackenfell. Occupying a whopping 60,000 square meters, the Massmart Distribution Centre's roof will host the solar installation.

Implementation is expected to commence in 2024, with an estimated completion period of 60 weeks, marking a significant stride in South Africa's sustainability journey.

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