Your pets can now enjoy food that was prepared via solar power. The project in Graaff-Reinet produces up to 1.4 million kilowatts
We all want to live green. It is up to us to make a difference for the future of the planet. We also need to learn about and remember how much energy goes into preparing and making our food. And that goes for our dogs and cats too. Thankfully, it seems some companies are taking this to heart, and are doing their part to make sure that our pet’s food is made using green energy.
This week, pet food brand Montego took a step further to being a green corporation. They have completed a solar plant project in the Eastern Cape town of Graaff-Reinet, where their factory is located. The project cost R22 million and is set to decrease their reliance on electricity by 1.4 million kWh. To put it simply, Montego is cutting their power demand down by the equivelant of what 120 households would use in a year!
The project was completed with SPV Solar, a company that specializes in alternative power source conversions and maintenance. The plant in Graff-Reinet will make use of a rooftop-based solar panel array that covers an area of 4 580 square meters. Thanks to this new source, Montego’s annual electricity bill will shrink by 24 percent, and the company expects to make the money spent on the investment back within just four years.
Montego’s marketing manager Wilfred Cawood said that thanks to the favourable climate in Graaff-Reinet, solar panel serves as an ideal energy saving solution.
The solar panels will have a positive environment effect, as it will also help to eliminate greenhouse gases. South Africa is also taking steps to be the largest producer of solar power in Africa. For example, the Jasper Solar Energy Project, a solar power farm located near Kimberley, provides energy for up to 80,000 homes.
Source: Business Report